SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Moon Shadow, Shock Wave, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Moon Shadow, Shock Wave, More
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June 29, 2009--It may look like an aerial photo, but this Death Valley view is so much more.

The image, released by NASA and a Japanese government agency Monday, is a detail from "the most complete topographic map of Earth." The interactive elevation map was created using more than a million images taken by Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
—Image courtesy NASA
 
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