March 10, 2015
Plumes of sand from North African deserts are easily visible in this satellite image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite in late February 2015. The microscopic particles amass and begin a trans-Atlantic journey to South America.
November 18, 2014
Satellites provide the perfect way to capture images of the Sahara as well as to observe and monitor such barren and hostile landscapes, where the heat and lack of water make them unwelcome to other means of measurement.