ASI: PRISMA captures images of South America’s southern region

ASI: PRISMA captures images of South America's southern region

The PRISMA satellite captured an image in December 2020 of the area near Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America. Located at the southern end of the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, Cape Horn is where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet. This area was historically known for its treacherous conditions, including strong winds, high waves, and ice.

The image shows the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, bounded by the Martial mountain glaciers to the north. The tracks of the Ushuaia-Malvinas Argentinas airport can also be seen on a small island in the Beagle Channel. Glaciers are particularly visible in the false color image on the left.

The data and information in this image were generated by F. Serva and L. Ansalone under an ASI License to Use. The original PRISMA product is copyrighted by ASI (2020).

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