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Argentina | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Acquisition Date: February 28, 1985


The Sierra de Velasco Mountains dominate this image in northern Argentina. The Catamarca province is in the northern part of the image, and the La Rioja province is to the south. The streams are fed by runoff from the snow in the Andes Mountains to the north. These intermittent streams can dry up rapidly. The larger urban area near the bottom of the image is La Rioja, the capital of the province of La Rioja.



Credit: NASA/GSFC/Landsat/USGS


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Taken in February 1985