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Western slope of Andes, Peru
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Western slope of Andes, Peru

 (JPG) Western slope of Andes, Peru (1,374,921 bytes) ( 2,536 x 2,104 )
Along the western flank of the Andes, 400 km SE of Lima Peru, erosion has carved the mountain slopes into long, narrow serpentine ridges. The gently-sloping sediments have been turned into a plate of worms wiggling their way downhill to the ocean. The image was acquired September 28, 2004, covers an area of 38 x 31.6 km, and is located near 14.7 degrees south latitude, 74.5 degrees west longitude.

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Western slope of Andes, Peru Western slope of Andes, Peru
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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