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Rare Snow in Sahara

Rare Snow in Sahara

Snow on the edge of the Sahara African Desert is rare. On December 19, 2016, snow fell on the Algerian town of Ain Sefra, which is sometimes referred to as the “gateway to the desert.”

By | Dec 23, 2016|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: |

Sahara Desert From the Space Station

Sahara Desert From the Space Station

Sahara desert captured from the Space Station‘s EarthKAM, programmed middle school students.

By | Dec 8, 2016|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: |

Saharan Silver Ants are adapted to tolerate high Temperatures

Saharan Silver Ants are adapted to tolerate high Temperatures

The Saharan silver ant is one of the terrestrial living organisms, best adapted to tolerate high temperatures.

By | Apr 20, 2016|Categories: Animals|Tags: , |

Major Solar plant in the Sahara

A new giant solar plant under development in the desert country of Morocco, is poised to take advantage of the ample Saharan sunlight.

By | Jan 13, 2016|Categories: Green Energy|Tags: , |

Sahara desert patterns

Sahara desert patterns

Ribbons of Saharan sand dunes seem to glow in sunset colors, seen through the “eyes” of Landsat satellite sensor.

By | Apr 14, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

How much Saharan Dust feeds Amazon’s plants

The Saharan Dust feeds Amazon’s plants

For the first time, a NASA satellite has quantified in three dimensions the amounts of dust that makes a trans-Atlantic journey… How much Saharan dust feeds Amazon’s plants.   Watch the video…

By | Feb 25, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

Saharan Dust over the Mediterranean Sea

Saharan Dust

In early February 2015, Greece and Turkey was pummeled by strong southwesterly winds. They also bring ashore a cloud of dust that originated in Africa’s Sahara Desert.

By | Feb 5, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

Dust and Clouds dance over Sahara

Dust and Clouds

More dust blows out of the Sahara Desert and into the atmosphere than from any other desert in the world, in this photo from the Space Station, and more than half of the dust deposited in the ocean lifts off from these arid North African lands.

By | Sep 22, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

UTA flight 772 memorial in Sahara

UTA flight 772 memorial in Sahara 4

Eighteen years after the attack and explosion over Sahara desert, of the UTA flight 772 from Congo to Paris, on September 19th 1989, the families of those who perished, gathered at the crash site and built a memorial.

By | Nov 7, 2013|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , |

Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert

Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert

The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania is clearly visible from space because it is nearly 50 kilometers across. Previously thought to be an impact crater, the flat middle and lack of shock-altered rock indicates otherwise.

By | May 20, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , |


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