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Earth from Space: Namib Desert

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of the Namib Desert in western Namibia. At 55 million years old, Namib is considered the oldest desert on Earth.

Sandy Dunes Of Namibia Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The sandy dunes of Namibia seem to flow straight into the Atlantic ocean
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The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to central western Namibia, an area surrounding the Namib Naukluft Park, in this image taken on 28 January 2016.

This composite image of the Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve in Nambia, Africa was put together from several International Space Station images.

Earth from Space: Etosha, Namibia

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over northern Namibia in this image from 18 September 2015. The most prominent feature is the Etosha salt pan. It is believed that a lake was first formed tens of millions of years ago.

Africa's Orange River As Seen From Orbit

Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha Follow the Orange river into the ocean. It marks the border between #SouthAfrica and #Namibia. #HelloEarth

While Sentinel-1A is clearly demonstrating its versatility for monitoring many aspects of Earth, it has already been used for practical purposes. One of the satellite's first images was crucial in helping Namibian authorities decide how to respond to a serious flood.

Dust Plumes Off of Namibia

Dust plumes blew off the coast of Namibia in early May 2013. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on May 5, 2013. Parallel plumes blew toward the southwest, many of them coalescing into larger plumes over the Atlantic Ocean.

Earth from Space: Okavango River

An area covering northern Namibia and southern Angola is pictured in this Kompsat-2 image from 3 January. Running across the image, the Okavango River forms the border between Namibia to the south and Angola to the north.

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