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3.6 Billion Years in Color

The Pilbara, northwestern Australia, which exposes some of the oldest rocks on Earth—over 3.6 billion years old—is captured in a composite image by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite.

—NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team