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Here are some great pictures of the Caribbean. You can turn any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
Here’s a satellite image of the Caribbean Island from the International Space Station taken by the Expedition 20 crew in September 28, 2009. The Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault runs along the longer peninsula which can be seen in the image.
Here’s an image of Port-au-Prince city, Haiti taken from the International Space Station by an Expedition 22 crew member on January 18, 2010, six days after the destructive earthquake that hit the country.
This beautiful view of the eye of Hurricane Emily above the Caribbean Sea was captured from the International Space Station in July 16, 2005. Hurricane Emily is a Category 5 hurricane having a maximum wind speed of 160 mph.
This photo of the Hispaniola island, one of the four islands of the Greater Antilles located in the Caribbean Sea was captured from the International Space Station by a crew member of the Expedition 17 in August 19, 2008. Dominican Republic and the recent victim of earthquake, Haiti, are located in the Hispaniola island.
This amazing photo of the earth particularly South America and the Caribbean was captured by the space craft Galileo during its flight to Jupiter in December 11, 1990. The Galileo space craft was built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to study the Jupiter system.
We’ve also recorded related episodes of Astronomy Cast about Plate Tectonics. Listen here, Episode 142: Plate Tectonics.