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ESA: Earth from Space: Switzerland

Multiple scans from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite have been stitched together to create this complete image of Switzerland.

The southern part of the country is dominated by the Alps, some of which are snow-capped. One of the more obvious features in the lower central part of the image is the curved x-shape of the Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps. Owing to climate change, the glaciers in this region are showing long-term retreat.