Tuesday, June 10, 2008

NASA Astronauts ad Nardò Ring in their photo gallery

image credit NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS,and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

The Astronauts put Nardò Ring in their photo gallery considering it one of the 20 most beautiful place in the world seen from the Space. http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery.asp

The Nardo Ring is a striking visual feature from space, and astronauts have photographed it several times. The Ring is a race car test track that is steeply banked to reduce the amount of active steering needed by drivers. The Ring lies in a remote area on the heel of Italy's "boot," east of the naval port of Taranto and encompasses a number of active (green) and fallow (brown to dark brown) agricultural fields. In this zone of intensive agriculture, farmers gain access to their fields through the Ring via a series of underpasses. Winding features within the southern section of the Ring appear to be smaller, unused race tracks. Read more on http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1084.html

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