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Ocean of Sand
Yemen, Arabian Peninsula
1987 and 1990
These sand dunes in Yemen are part of Earth's largest expanse of desert, which covers much of southern Saudi Arabia as well. Data from two satellites were combined to produce this image's vivid colors: blue indicates the rocky composition of the land surface and contrasts sharply with the highly reflective sand dunes in yellow.
Courtesy National Air and Space Museum
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Satisfies National Science Education Standards: Earth and Space Science: Structure of the earth system; Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society
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