Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1
Here's an opportunity to play geographical detective! This MISR image was acquired by the instrument's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on June 12, 2001. The swath is approximately 380 kilometers wide. Choose any reference material you like and see if you can answer these questions:
1. This collection of islands, or archipelago, is part of what country?
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?
3. The Independence Day holiday is celebrated on October 10. From whom was independence gained?
4. A tourist attraction is a 50-acre orchid garden started in 1977 by actor Raymond Burr. What is the name of the garden?
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.
Send us your answers, name (initials are acceptable if you prefer), and your hometown by the quiz deadline of Tuesday, July 3, 2001
, using the Quiz answer form
. Answers will be published on the MISR web site. The names and home towns of respondents who answer all questions correctly by the deadline will also be published in the order responses were received. The first 3 people on this list who are not affiliated with NASA, JPL, or MISR and who have not previously won a prize will be sent a print of the image.
A new "Where on Earth...?" mystery will appear quarterly. The image also appears on the following NASA websites: NASA Earth Portal
, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
, NASA Climate Change
, NASA Earth Observatory
and the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center
, though typically with a several-hour delay.
Credit: Image credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
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