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Geography from Space 2010 Quiz

Answers to Geography from Space 2010 Quiz

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Correct Answer
SRTM image courtesy of NASA/JPL/NGA

Located in the Caribbean, the island of Hispaniola contains two sovereign nations. The country occupying the western third of the island was struck by a devastating earthquake in January 2010. Name the country.
SRTM image courtesy of NASA/JPL/NGA

Haiti
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory

In April 2010, an oil rig explosion caused a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In this image, an oil slick (arrow) lies only 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the delta formed by a North American river. Name the river.
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory

Mississippi River
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This island nation is home to many active volcanoes. A plume of ash and steam, visible along the southern coast, rises from a volcano that erupted in March 2010. It produced an ash cloud large enough to shut down airports across more than 20 European countries. Name the island nation.
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Iceland
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A cluster of Spanish volcanic islands lies off the coast of northwest Africa. The largest island is called Tenerife. A well-known type of bird was named after these islands. Name the island group.
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Canary Islands
Landsat mosaic courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

McMurdo Station (arrow) is a research center on Ross Island. Icy McMurdo Sound lies off the coast of a large landmass. Name the landmass.
Landsat mosaic courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Antarctica
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The waters of this U.S. Great Lake (arrows) drain via the Niagara River and Niagara Falls into neighboring Lake Ontario. The shallowest of the Great Lakes, it is also the warmest in the summer and often freezes in winter. Name the Great Lake.
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Lake Erie
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The long, braided Brahmaputra River flows from the upper right along the base of the Himalayas. It then turns south where it is called the Jamuna, and is joined by another river flowing from the west (arrow). Waters from both rivers flow into the Bay of Bengal. Name the river marked by the arrow.
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Ganges
Space Shuttle image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center

This city is the capital of Brazil. Located in the country’s interior, it was built in the late 1950s to replace the old capital on the coast. The city center was designed to resemble a bird or airplane from the air. Name the capital of Brazil.
Space Shuttle image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center

Brasilia

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