Dasht-e Kevir, Iran
The Dasht-e Kevir, or Great Salt Desert, is the largest desert in Iran. It is primarily an uninhabited wasteland, composed of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that protect the meager moisture from completely evaporating. The Landsat-7 image was taken Oct. 1, 2000.
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