Description This image is taken from space and is part of a collection of more the 400 exceptional satellite photos provided by Spot Image. The Karakum Desert is a desert in Central Asia. It occupies about 70 percent, of the area of Turkmenistan. It is characterized by the formation of takyrs, which are large plains surrounded by dunes.
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Astrium-GEO handles the world-wide distribution of geographical information products and services using data from Earth observation satellites (optical or radar) ranging from low to very high resolution: Spot 4 and 5, Kompsat-2, Formosat-2, as well as TerraSAR-X, ENVISAT/ERS, LANDSAT-7, etc.