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Isle of Jersey

NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team2002-10-29

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The Isle of Jersey (officially called the Bailiwick of Jersey) is the largest Channel Island, positioned in the Bay of Mont St Michel off the north-west coast of France. The island has a population of about 90,000, and covers about 90 square kilometers. The economy is based largely on international financial services, agriculture, and tourism. Called Caesaria in Roman times, Jersey becaame part of the Duchy of Normandy in 912. When William the Conqueror invaded and took the throne of England in 1066, the fortunes of Jersey then became linked to those in England, although the island manages its internal affairs through its own parliament, the States of Jersey. This image was acquired on September 23, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03879

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  • Title: Isle of Jersey
  • Creator: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
  • Date Created: 2002-10-29
  • Rights: JPL

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