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Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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The eastern side of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula juts into the Pacific Ocean west of
Alaska. In this winter image, a volcanic terrain is hidden under snow-covered peaks and
valley glaciers feed blue ice into coastal waters.
This scene was acquired by the ASTER instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite on
February 27, 2002.
Image provided by the
USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems
Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series