ESA satellite view of the Galápagos Islands •

Last update: September 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am

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, Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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