Imhotep's a little ticked

By Phil Plait | April 29, 2010 9:42 am

On April 22, 2010, a sandstorm swept across the western Sahara desert. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this frightening event:

aqua_sahara

Yegads. Click to ensandinate. This is a closeup of a much larger panorama at the border of Niger and Burkina Faso. The whole front of the storm was about 1000 km (600 miles) across!

I looked at the zoomed image, but couldn’t find Rick O’Connell’s biplane. That’s probably all for the best.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: NASA, Pretty pictures, TV/Movies
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