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Photographs taken by astronauts on the ISS in 2003 and 2013 show the evolution of a dune field in Chad.


Astronaut photograph ISS034-E-70070 was acquired on January 6, 2013, with a Nikon D3X digital camera using an 800 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 34 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by M. Justin Wilkinson, Jacobs at NASA-JSC.

Published December 9, 2013
Data acquired January 6, 2013

Source:
ISS > Digital Camera
Topic:
Land Surface > Erosion/Sedimentation > Sediment Transport
Collection:
Astronaut Photography