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Kings Canyon, Australia, satellite image. Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park in Northern Territory, Australia. The sandstone landscape was formed around 440 million years ago and the canyon was carved by water erosion from ancient lakes and rivers. The tallest canyon walls can reach 270 metres. Image taken in June 2014 by the OLI (Operational Land Imager) on board the Landsat 8 space satellite. This image covers an area measuring 89 kilometres squared.
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