Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Image captured on 20 December 2015 by the MODIS instrument, on board the Terra satellite.
Image of the Great Barrier Reef, off the eastern coast of Australia acquired on 20 December 2015 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on board the Terra satellite. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system, comprised of over 2,900 individual coral reefs and 900 islands. The Great Barrier Reef stretches about 2,300 kilometers (1,400 mi) in length and covers an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers (133,000 sq mi).
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Sources: Great Barrier Reef. Wikipedia
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016 at 4:51 PM EDT