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Nardo Ring, Italy
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Nardo Ring, Italy

 (JPG) Nardo Ring, Italy (337,369 bytes) ( 1,250 x 1,091 )
The Nard?? Ring is a striking visual feature from space, and astronauts have photographed it several times. The Ring is a race car test track; it is 12.5 kilometers long and steeply banked to reduce the amount of active steering needed by drivers. The Nard?? Ring lies in a remote area on the heel of Italy‘«÷s ‘«£boot,‘«ō 50 kilometers east of the naval port of Taranto. The Ring 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. The image covers an area of 18.8 x 16.4 km, was acquired on August 17. 2007, and is located at 49.3 degrees north latitude, 17.8 degrees east longitude.

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Nardo Ring, Italy Nardo Ring, Italy
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