ESA satellite view of the Galápagos Islands • Earth.com

Last update: June 25th, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency shows the Galápagos Islands as they appear from the Proba-V satellite.

The mission of Proba-V is to map land cover and vegetation growth every two days across the entire planet.

The isolated volcanic island chain of the Galápagos is famous for its unique native species, which directly contributed to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.

This false-color composition was acquired on February 27, 2017. The red colors represent the vegetation across the volcanic mountains.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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