I loves me the Grand Canyon. So when Ron Schott mentioned this on Twitter and someone else reposted it to Facebook, I was a happy human. Nothing like seeing the grandest canyon on Earth from space!
In the image above (top), the Colorado River traces a line across the arid Colorado Plateau. Treeless areas are beige and orange; green areas are forested. The river water is brown and muddy, a common occurrence in spring when melting snows cause water levels to swell and pick up extra sediment. The black line that follows the river in the upper right side of the image is comprised of shadows.
There are two more images! And an absolutely awesome caption. Go see.