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Fraser
2005-Sep-11, 06:27 AM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency's Proba spacecraft imaged the Nasca region of Peru; famous for its giant lines and animal figures. The photos were taken from an altitude of 600 km, and clearly show the straight lines (the animals are too faint to see with this spacecraft). Although the markings were created more than 2,000 years ago, the region is so dry they've barely been weathered. Increased human activity, including roads and farming is starting to have an impact, though, and these satellite photos will help scientists track the changes.

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