Friday, February 11, 2011

ESA ALOS Image from Space: Pasman 'Lover’s Island'

The small heart-shaped island of Galešnjak is featured in this image acquired on 19 March 2010 by ALOS.

The 500 m-wide island is situated off the Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea, between the city of Turanj (visible in white stretching along Croatia’s mainland coast) and the Island of Pasman (bottom left).

Other visible islands include (left to right): Garmenjak (bottom), Mala Bisaga, Vela Bisaga, Ricul and Komornik.

ESA supports ALOS, Japan's Earth observation satellite, as a Third Party Mission, which means ESA uses its multi-mission ground systems to acquire, process, distribute and archive data from the satellite to its user community.

Credits: JAXA, ESA

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