The Galápagos Islands From Space

A satellite image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission showing the Galápagos Islands – a volcanic archipelago situated some 1000 km west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. Credit: Modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020), processed by ESA.

The Galápagos Islands hold an honored place in science history. I often wonder, if Charles Darwin could have seen this volcanic archipelago from this vantage point – a satellite view – how might have that aided or changed his research on evolution?

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