#GeoPicture of the WeekThe Sahara Desert in Algeria, as seen by Japan’s ALOS satellite

It’s almost poetry: this image taken by the Advanced Land Observing Satellite “DAICHI” (ALOS) satellite shows the beauty and harshness of the Sahara desert. The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) wrote:

The heat and lack of water render vast desert areas highly unwelcoming, making satellites the best way to observe and monitor these environments on a large scale.

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About Mihai Andrei

Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he's been fascinated by it ever since he was a child. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science -- and the results are what you see today.

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