20 Nov '11, 11pm

Israel-Egypt-Gaza border region [Image] #NASAEarth @NASA_EO

A clearly visible line marks about 50 kilometers of the international border between Egypt and Israel in this astronaut photograph from the International Space Station. The reason for the color difference is likely a slightly higher level of grazing by the Bedouin-tended animal herds on the Egyptian side of the border. A major highway also follows the borderline, making the demarcation more prominent in this image. A patch of the Gaza Strip appears under scattered clouds at image left. The image shows how the active sand dunes, which dominate most of the landscape in this view, mark the southern limit of the agriculture. In the arid to semiarid climate of the region, the natural grass vegetation is sparse at best. Irrigated commercial agriculture in Israel appears as a series of large angular patterns and circular center pivot fields. Darker greens indicate actively growin...

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Israel-Egypt-Gaza border region : Image of the Day

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Nov '11, 11pm

A clearly visible line marks about 50 kilometers of the international border between Egypt and Israel in this astronaut ph...

Israel-Egypt-Gaza border region: A clearly visi...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Nov '11, 11pm

A clearly visible line marks about 50 kilometers of the international border between Egypt and Israel in this astronaut ph...

Suguta Valley, Kenya [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Nov '11, 11pm

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NASA Earth Observato Suguta Valley, Kenya: Thes...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Nov '11, 11pm

The Suguta Valley is one of the driest places in Kenya, and may be one of the driest places near Earth's Equator. The remo...

Suguta Valley, Kenya: These images provide wide...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Nov '11, 11pm

The Suguta Valley is one of the driest places in Kenya, and may be one of the driest places near Earth's Equator. The remo...

Blooming Waters off Argentina [image] #NASA

Blooming Waters off Argentina [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Nov '11, 11pm

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#Egypt's doomed election.

todayonline.com 24 Nov '11, 9pm

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Oulu, Finland [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Nov '11, 11pm

The city of Oulu, Finland, lies at the mouth of the Oulujoki River along the Gulf of Bothnia. The northerly location makes...