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September 5, 2007

The state of Nevada is featured in this image, captured by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on August 22, 2007. Black lines show the state borders; Nevada is bordered by California in the west, and Utah (top) and Arizona (bottom) in the east.

There are many features of the land that are visible from space. The dark grey-blue patch on the California/Nevada border is Lake Tahoe. Slightly north and east is Pyramid lake. Railroad Valley, in central Nevada is near the center of the image. The large swath of dark green is the Sierra Nevada mountain range - it's mostly in California. Las Vegas is located in the bottom center of the image, in the south of Nevada, not far from the jaggy border of Arizona.

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