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Satellite image of North Carolina

The Appalachian Mountains look like burnished copper in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on November 2, 2002. Nestled among the ridgelines are still-green valleys. Shown are (top tier, left to right) Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Second tier from top shows Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Third tier shows Tennessee and North Carolina, and bottom tier shows Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Satellite image of North Carolina. The mountains and elevation are brown.
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NASA. North Carolina Satellite Image. November 2, 2002. Satellite imagery.

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