Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sahara Desert from Space

The Sahara Desert extends eastward from the Atlantic Ocean some 3,000 miles to the Nile River and the Red Sea, and southward from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and the Mediterranean shores more than 1,000 miles to the savannah called the Sahel. 

Credit: NASA's MODIS instrument (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer).

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