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The Grand Canyon
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Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon are captured in this pair of
Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR)
images from December 31, 2000. The above image is
a true color view from the nadir (vertical) camera. A
stereo composite image was generated using data from MISR's vertical and
46-degree-forward cameras. Viewing the stereo image in 3-D requires the
use of red/blue glasses with the red filter placed over your left eye.
To facilitate stereo viewing, the images have been oriented with north
at the left.
In addition to the Grand Canyon itself, which is visible in the western
(lower) half of the images, other landmarks include Lake Powell, on the
left, and Humphreys Peak and Sunset Crater National Monument on the
right. Meteor Crater appears as a small dark depression with a brighter
rim, and is just visible along the upper right-hand edge. Can you find