Winter Olympic Ski Runs Not So Steep

Winter Olympic Ski Runs Not So Steep

Olympic Ski Runs From Space.jpg


Well they don’t appear too steep when seen from space. The double black diamond runs on this mountain range are the ones being used for the skiing and snowboarding at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. This amazing image was taken by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) which is found on NASA’s Terra spacecraft. ASTER was built by the Japenese and is used to map the changing surface of our planet.


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

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