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Palermo. ERS-1 radar image showing Palermo and its surroundings, Sicily. Just above centre is the arc of the Gulf of Palermo; the city being the bright area on the coast at the left end of the gulf. Inland from Palermo, the land is mountainous and of volcanic origin. This radar image also shows patterns of waves as lighter blue areas in an otherwise calm sea (dark blue). The data for this image were gathered by the ERS-1 European radar mapping satellite.
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