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Texas and Mexico

November 11, 2007

Texas and northern Mexico are a myriad blend of browns, oranges, and greens in this image captured by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on October 28, 2007. Ranging from mountains to high deserts to scrub-covered hill country to coastland, this region of North America is home to diverse landscapes and people.

A number of major cities are visible as gray spots on the land: El Paso at the Texas - New Mexico - Mexico border; Dallas-Fort Worth in northern Texas; Austin in central Texas; San Antonio in southern-central Texas; and Monterrey in the central Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains. Also visible are a few fires, marked in red.



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