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Cloud Whirls above the Galápagos Islands

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NASA/GSFC; Link: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov

The thirteen Galápagos Islands are located in the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 1000 km west of Ecuador. This archipelago is famous for its unique diversity of animals and plants and has become a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Due to the works of Charles Darwin, whose journey to the islands in 1835 furthered his theory of evolution, the Galápagos Islands have become widely known.

 

Location: Galápagos Islands
Picture taken on September 8, 2010
Sensor: Terra MODIS

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