The Flinders mountains in South Australia • Earth.com

The Flinders mountains in South Australia

07-12-2020


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a false-color view of the Flinders mountains, which make up the largest mountain range in South Australia.

The Flinders range began to form around 800 million years ago out of ancient sea sediments that “folded” into mountains as a result of tectonic activity. The mountains ultimately eroded, and created the unique landscape that still exists today.

The Adnyamathanha people have inhabited the range for tens of thousands of years.

The image was captured on December 31, 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: ESA 

 

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