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Remnants of an Ancient Lake

The spits etched into a desert in Chad were actually formed thousands of years ago along the shores of a vast lake.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens. using topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Adam Voiland.

Published February 14, 2020
Data acquired 2000 - 2020

Sources:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Space Shuttle > SRTM