PIA11169: Northern Greenland
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: ASTER
Product Size: 3190 x 2810 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Full-Res TIFF: PIA11169.tif (26.89 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA11169.jpg (1.555 MB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

The northernmost land in the world is located in Pearyland, Greenland, at a latitude of 83 degrees, 39.6 minutes. This is a land of permanent snows, glaciers, and 24-hours of daylight during the summer months. The ASTER image was acquired May 17, 2003, covers an area of 47.9 x 42.1 km, and is located at 83.6 degrees north latitude, 33.4 degrees west longitude.

The U.S. science team is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

Image Credit:
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Image Addition Date:
2008-09-16