Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
UP42 Partners with Intermap to Bring High-Resolution Elevation Data to UP42’s Geospatial Marketplace
BERLIN, Germany – UP42 is pleased to announce that...
NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible
NASA has funded 11 new projects as part of...
Dewberry’s Sid Pandey Appointed to URISA Vanguard Cabinet
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) has...
Fugro receives US President’s ‘E’ Award for export growth
Fugro in the US has been granted the President’s...
Industry leaders Parrot and Pix4D unite to offer the most complete professional solutions with ANAFI USA
ANAFI USA and the Pix4D software suite now offer...

The center of this Sentinel-2A image shows Wolfe Creek Crater, which is about 875 meters in diameter. (Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA)

The center of this Sentinel-2A image shows Wolfe Creek Crater, which is about 875 meters in diameter. (Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA)

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image over the northern part of Western Australia in the Wolfe Creek Crater National Park. The area is close to the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, the country’s second-largest desert.

The central Wolfe Creek Crater is a remnant of a meteorite crash approximately 300,000 years ago. The crater’s name comes from its vicinity to the nearby Wolfe Creek, after being spotted during aerial surveys in the 1940s. The crater has long been known to the Aboriginal people as “Kandimalal” and is believed to be the site where a rainbow-colored snake emerged from the ground to create the nearby creek.

Although roads appear as straight lines cutting across the landscape, other lines appear brighter, particularly in the image’s lower-central area. These are sand ridges shaped by east-west prevailing winds, and their brightness comes from a difference in vegetation, or lack of vegetation, detected by Sentinel-2’s multispectral imager.

 

Comments are closed.