PIA03411: Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1:
Republic of Fiji

Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: MISR
Product Size: 1595 x 1553 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Primary Data Set: Earth Observing System (EOS)
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA03411.jpg (509.5 kB)

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Updated Caption: (View Original Caption)

The pictured archipelago is the Republic of Fiji. Its first national park, the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, was designated in July 1989. Fiji gained independence from the United Kingdom on October 10, 1970. The Garden of the Sleeping Giant on the main island of Viti Levu includes many species of orchids, water lilies, and tropical plants.

The answers to this quiz appear in blue below each question.

1. This collection of islands, or archipelago, is part of what country?

The pictured archipelago is the Republic of Fiji.

2. The first national park in the area was designated in 1989, and includes a large complex of sand dunes. What is the park's name?

Its first national park, the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, was designated in July 1989.

3. The Independence Day holiday is celebrated on October 10. From whom was independence gained?

Fiji gained independence from the United Kingdom on October 10, 1970.

4. A tourist attraction is a 50-acre orchid garden started in 1977 by actor Raymond Burr. What is the name of the garden?

The Garden of the Sleeping Giant on the main island of Viti Levu includes many species of orchids, water lilies, and tropical plants.

MISR was built and is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Office of Earth Science, Washington, DC. The Terra satellite is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology.

Image Credit:
NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Image Addition Date:
2001-06-27