The Quad Cities from Space

The Quad Cities of Rock Island and Moline, Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, are visible in this east-northeast-looking photograph. The sediment-filled Mississippi River is joined by the Rock River just south of Moline and by the Wapsipinicon River north of the Quad Cities. Image provided by the International Space Station program and the JSC Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit, ARES Division, Exploration Integration Science Directorate, NASA.