Space in Images - 2014 - 03 - Margarita Island, Venezuela. Situated in the southern Caribbean Sea about 20 km off of mainland Venezuela’s coast, the island comprises two peninsulas linked by a long, narrow strip of land – called an isthmus.
The Dasht-e Lut salt desert in southeast Iran, as seen from space. It's often called the "hottest place on Earth," and with good reason. The highest land surface temperature ever recorded was in when NASA's Aqua satellite recorded a reading of
https://flic.kr/p/dPv9i1 | Novaya Zemlya archipelago, Arctic Circle | This Envisat image from 19 March 2012 shows the elongated islands of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago on the left, the mainland of northwestern Russia to the right and an ice-covered Kara Sea in the centre. The Barents Sea is off the islands’ west coast. Located completely within the Arctic Circle, Novaya Zemlya is an extension of the Ural Mountains. The Arctic’s hard environment makes it difficult to explore. Today…
Five radar scans acquired between 3 October and 2 December 2014 were combined to create this image of ground deformation in Mexico City. The deformation is caused by ground water extraction, with some areas of the city subsiding at up to cm/month (red).