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Island of Timor, Indonesia

1989-11-27

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

This almost totally cloud free, photo of the island of Timor, Indonesia (9.0S, 125.0E) illustrates the volcanic origin of the over 1500 islands of Indonesia. Close examination of the photo reveals several eroded volcanoes on the Island of Timor and several of the adjacent islands. The linear alignment of the volcanoes, as seen from space, indicates the edges of the tectonic plates of the Earth's crust where volcanic activity is most common.

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  • Title: Island of Timor, Indonesia
  • Date Created: 1989-11-27
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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