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An African Desert Viewed From Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this beige desert image as the International Space Station passed over Africa.

As the agricultural season continues in Western Africa, fires dot the landscape from Guinea to Benin.

The dormant volcano known as Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain, at 5895 m. It is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising about 4900 m above its surrounding plain.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of numerous fires burning in the transition zone between the Sahara Desert to the north and the greener savannas to the south.

Samantha Cristoforetti: Flying over the #Algeria‬ desert is always a treat for the eyes! #HelloEarth‬(IT) Volare sopra il deserto Algerino è sempre un piacere per gli occhi!

Space Aids Ebola Patients

New antiviral drugs to treat Ebola patients in West Africa have been tested with the help of a transportable diagnostics laboratory developed with ESA's support.

Southern Africa As Seen By Suomi NPP

This composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans was captured by six orbits of the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on April 9, 2015

North African Desert Seen From Space

This huge Desert in northern Africa is an image tweeted by NASA astronaut Terry Virts on Feb. 11, 2015 from the International Space Station

Hundreds of millions of tons of sand and dust particles are lifted from North African deserts each year and carried across the Atlantic Ocean. So much dust is kicked up that the microscopic particles amass into sweeping tan plumes that are visible to satellites.

The Sahara Desert and the Amazon rainforest seem to inhabit separate worlds.

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

Located near the equator in central Africa, the Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo volcanoes are often obscured from satellite view by clouds.

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this photograph from the International Space Station and posted it to social media on Jan. 30, 2015.

Oleg Artemyev @OlegMKS Над #Африка #МКС (Over the #Africa #ISS) #BlueDot

African Deserts As Seen From Space

Bob Behnken @Chief_Astronaut - Our Earth's color palette is amazing! MT @NASA_Astronauts: "As far as the eye can see #Africa" #AstroButch

Sam Cristoforetti‏ - @AstroSamantha - A barren African landscape #HelloEarth

US Astronaut Terry Virts aboard the International Space Station caught this stunning image of the Red Sea and East Africa at dusk 8 December 2014.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite detected hundreds of fires burning in various countries in western Africa on December 04, 2014.

Saharan Sand Storm Seen From Orbit

Alexander Gerst ‏@Astro_Alex 50m A sand storm raging over the #Sahara desert. #BlueDot

Past missions, and in some case the spare parts of past missions, will help drive the next decade of Mars exploration, a panel of experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of California at Berkeley, told an audience yesterday at the AIAA SPACE 2014 Forum in San Diego.

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