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Space photos of the day 09/02

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This image of Houston, Texas, shows the amount of detail that is possible to obtain using spaceborne radar imaging. Images such as this, obtained by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) flying aboard the space shuttle Endeavor, can become an effective tool for urban planners who map and monitor land use patterns in urban, agricultural and wetland areas. Central Houston appears pink and white in the upper portion of the image, outlined and crisscrossed by freeways.


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