27 May '12, 1pm

Dardzha Peninsula [image] #NASA

Part of a country mostly covered by desert, the Dardzha Peninsula lies along the shore of the world’s most expansive inland water body. Pushing westward into the Caspian Sea from Turkmenistan’s Garagum (Karakum) Desert, the Dardzha Peninsula is a landscape of sand dunes and salt flats. The Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus on the Landsat 7 satellite acquired this natural-color image of the peninsula on June 16, 2000. Dunes on the peninsula are long, linear features stretching mostly north-south. Toward the east, the dunes transition to level, sandy plains. Along the peninsula’s southern edge lies a network of partially submerged dunes, interspersed with shallow, salty lakes. These dunes separate the Dardzha from a neighboring peninsula, the Cheleken. A river known as the Uzboy used to flow through the Garagum Desert toward the Caspian Sea. Exactly when the river dried up is a ...

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Dardzha Peninsula: Sand meets the Caspian Sea i...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 May '12, 10pm

Part of a country mostly covered by desert, the Dardzha Peninsula lies along the shore of the world’s most expansive inlan...

Dardzha Peninsula: Sand meets the Caspian Sea i...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 May '12, 10pm

Part of a country mostly covered by desert, the Dardzha Peninsula lies along the shore of the world’s most expansive inlan...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 May '12, 1pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 May '12, 10pm

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Sunglint and Clouds off Western South America: ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 May '12, 10pm

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Fire in New Mexico [image] #NASA

Fire in New Mexico [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 May '12, 3pm

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Bloomin' Black Sea [image] #NASA

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 May '12, 1pm

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sneakerfiles.com 28 May '12, 1pm

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