Ogasawara Islands, Japan
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The volcanic Ogasawara Islands (also known as the Bonin Islands) are located 1000 km south of the main Japanese mainland. In 2011, the islands were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in recognition of their serving as an outstanding example of the ongoing evolutionary processes in oceanic island ecosystems. Ogasawara supports 440 species of native plants, 195 endangered bird species, 100 native snail species, and distinctive mammals. The image was acquired August 24, 2003, covers an area of 23 x 76 km, and is located at 27.1 degrees north latitude, 142.2 degrees east longitude.
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team