Earth From Space: The Snows Over Southern Patagonia

By Rebecca J. Rosen

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Late May brought snowstorms to Southern Patagonia, and NASA's Terra satellite was there (well, in orbit above there) to document the scene. The true-color image was captured on the morning of May 30th as the snow was beginning to melt.

Below, recent Pictures of the Day:

Image: NASA.

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