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Image of the Week - Galapagos Islands

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The Galapagos Islands, isolated in the eastern Pacific Ocean, lie about 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador.

This Landsat 8 mosaic combines four images from March of 2015. The islands were formed by volcanoes, some of them still active. Volcanic craters and lava flows dominate the islands along with dense green vegetation.

Each week, the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center highlights a new satellite image featuring striking changes to the Earth's surface. Our images come form locations around the world.




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