NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite capturing image of ‘Super Pit’ mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

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One of the largest open-pit mines is the “Super Pit” Mine near the city of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. On February 15, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this true-color image of Super Pit and part of the neighboring town of Kalgoorlie. The pit that gives the mine its name appears in the center of the image, and some of the steep pit’s walls appear in shadow while others are illuminated by the Sun

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