NASA has made thousands of aerial images of Africa available to the public

NASA has made thousands of aerial images of Africa available to the public
NASA has made thousands of aerial images of Africa available to the public

Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Cairo, EgyptThe pyramids at Giza can be seen in the center of this image taken from the International Space Station in 2012, with the modern Cairo metropolitan area to the left and the Sahara desert on the right.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

River, Sierra LeoneThe Sierra Leone river, captured in 2014 by the NASA Terra spacecraft.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Mount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaA crew member on the International Space Station captured this image of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, covered in snow and ice in 2007.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Gres de Chinguetti Plateau, MauritaniaThe Richat Structure, a geographical feature in the Sahara, is pictured in 1993 sitting in the Gres de Chinguetti Plateau in central Mauritania, northwest Africa.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Carthage, TunisiaThe ancient city of Carthage in Tunisia is pictured here, as photographed by a crew member on the International Space Station in 2006.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Tibesti Mountains, ChadThis image of the Tibesti Mountains, Chad, was taken in 1997. The squid-like shape the lava made as it flowed down the flanks of the Pic Tousside provided astronauts with a visual marker as they flew across northern Africa.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Tifernine dunes, AlgeriaThe Tifernine dunes of east-central Algeria are pictured in this image, captured in 1995. "The dunes lie in a basin of dark-colored rocks heavily cut by winding stream courses (top right)," explains the caption in the Nasa Image and Video Gallery. "Very occasional storms allow the streams to erode the dark rocks and transport the sediment to the basin. Winds then mold the stream sediments into the complex dune shapes so well displayed here."

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Djibouti, DjiboutiThis view taken from the International Space Station in 2000 shows Djibouti, the capital city of the country of the same name, in East Africa.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

St. Anthony Monastery, EgyptThe world's oldest Christian monastery, in the remote mountainous area of eastern Egypt, can be seen in this image taken in 2010 by NASA Terra spacecraft.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Lake Afrera, EthiopiaThis hypersaline lake, called Lake Afrera, is in the Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia, it can be seen in this image taken by the NASA Terra spacecraft in 2014.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Betsiboka River, MadagascarThis image taken from the International Space Station 2009 shows the Betsiboka River in Madagascar.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Limpopo River, South AfricaThe swollen Limpopo River was captured by the NASA Terra spacecraft as it flew over South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2013.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Lilongwe, MalawiLilongwe, the capital of Malawi is pictured in this Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image from 2016.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Atlas mountains, MoroccoThis radar image from 1999 shows the Atlas mountains and parts of Morocco.

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Africa from the air, captured by NASA

Sossus Vlei, NamibiaWinds moving north caused the deep red dunes that can be seen in this image of

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