Morocco’s Atlas Mountains seen in the colorful new NASA image


NASA released a gorgeous image of the Anti-Atlas mountains of Morocco on Thursday on the use of the infrared band to delineate different rock, and displays complex folding.

In the mountains formed as a result of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collide and about 80 million years ago, according to NASA.

“Limestone, Sandstone, mudstone gypsum layer, forming the ocean bed stacked and crumpled to create the Anti-Atlas Mountains,”the space Agency said in a statement that accompanied the image.

NASA’s SPITZER Telescope captured the massive’burn in the cloud space

The Anti-Atlas Mountains fancy it. (NASA/METI/Integrated-Research/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER science team)

The Anti-Atlas Mountains fancy it. (NASA/METI/Integrated-Research/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER science team)
(NASA/METI/Integrated-Research/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER science team)

“In this image of the South of Morocco, visible light, near infrared and shortwave infrared bands were combined to dramatically highlight the different rock types and illustrates the complex folding,”NASA said.

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Terra was launched 20 years ago in 1999, the flagship institution, is the Earth Observing System, to provide scientists with consistent data about the Earth.

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