Press Release

Fuji Sleeps Over Tokyo Below

By SpaceRef Editor
December 21, 2000
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MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91190.TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011


IMAGE ADVISORY


The perfect profile of Mt. Fuji rises above Tokyo in this
latest image from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
Even though its last eruption was almost 300 years ago, Fuji is
still considered an active volcano. More than 30 million people
make their home in the capital city of Tokyo on the plains below.
The image is available ontline at:


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pictures/srtm


The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission system, which flew
onboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in February 2000, gathered
topographic elevation data over approximately 80 percent of
Earth’s land mass during its 10-day flight. The results of the
mission will be the most extensive high-resolution database of
Earth’s topography.


More information about the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
is available at:


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/


The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission is a cooperative
project between NASA, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency
(NIMA), and the German and Italian space agencies. JPL is a
division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.