Vesuvius in Infrared

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Vesuvius in Infrared

This false color satellite image from September, 2000. covers an area of 22 by 28 miles. Vesuvius stands in the center of the image, the craters of the Campei Flegrei are on the far left. The false colors help analysts identify types of vegetation, soil, rocks, and manmade features. Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

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