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Man-made island in the Persian Gulf
- Title Man-made island in the Persian Gulf
- Released 19/06/2009 10:36 am
- Copyright JAXA, ESA
A partly man-made island located in the Persian Gulf some 25 nautical miles northwest of Abu Dhabi is featured in this image acquired by ALOS – Japan's four-tonne Earth observation satellite. ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite) captured this image on 5 April 2009 with its Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type-2 (AVNIR-2) instrument. ESA is supporting ALOS as a Third Party Mission, which means ESA utilises its multi-mission European ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data from the satellite to its wide user community.