Geography From Space

Geography from Space 2015

Answers to Geography from Space 2015

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Clue
Correct Answer
Suomi NPP image courtesy of NASA/NOAA

The country peeking out from the swirling clouds is home to many unique creatures. It is also the only nation to govern an entire continent. Name the country.
Suomi NPP image courtesy of NASA/NOAA

Australia
International Space Station image courtesy of ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA/JSC

This night time view over the Mediterranean Sea reveals bright city lights. Naples (white arrow), one of the brightest cities, is located in a country with a long coastline. Name the country.
International Space Station image courtesy of ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA/JSC

Italy
Landsat 8 image courtesy of USGS

This Florida cape is home to a historic lighthouse and one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. Two historic structures (yellow arrows) played a role in bold voyages. Name the cape.
Landsat 8 image courtesy of USGS

Cape Canaveral
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission image courtesy of NASA

The world’s second largest freshwater lake by surface area (white arrow) lies in the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. Name the lake.
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission image courtesy of NASA

Lake Victoria
Space Shuttle image courtesy of NASA

This city with well-known beaches and a distinctively-shaped mountain will host a large sporting event in 2016. Name the city.
Space Shuttle image courtesy of NASA

Rio de Janeiro
Landsat 7 image courtesy of USGS and NASA/GSFC

Manicouagan Reservoir in Canada is a circular lake that forms a ring about 70 kilometers (44 miles) wide. It marks a structure that is over 200 million years old. What formed the Manicouagan structure?
Landsat 7 image courtesy of USGS and NASA/GSFC

Asteroid Impact
Aqua-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Located in Central America, this piece of land (white arrows) lies between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It was once home to the Mayan civilization and contains hundreds of ruins. Name the peninsula.
Aqua-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Yucatan Peninsula
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

This heavily-populated island in Indonesia (yellow arrows) is also home to several active volcanoes. The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, lies on the island’s western end. Name the island.
Terra-MODIS image courtesy of NASA/GSFC

Java

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