NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
In December 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. This Landsat 3 image
shows the capital city of Kabul nestled between the rugged Asmai and Sherdawaza
mountain ranges in eastern Afghanistan. In this image, pockets of vegetation appear
red, dry desert landscapes appear tan, and dark shadows hug the mountains that
make Kabul a geographic fortress.