Mount Ararat is located in extreme northeast Turkey, close to the border of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran. Ararat consists of two volcanic peaks: Big Ararat (5137 m) and Little Ararat (3,914m). The top of Big Ararat is covered with snow all year long. The Old Testament story of Noah says that Noah’s ark came to rest on Ararat following the Great Flood. This image is a 3-D perspective view looking from the southwest, created by draping a simulated natural color image over an ASTER-derived digital topography model. The image was acquired on 25 June 2002, and is located at 39.75 degrees North latitude, 44.4 degrees East longitude.
Image Credit:NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science TeamSource: ASTER Science Team