Dasht-e Kevir, Iran

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The Dasht-e Kevir, or Great Salt Desert, is the largest desert in Iran. It is a primarily uninhabited wasteland, composed of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that protect the meagre moisture from completely evaporating.

Spanning 3,6 km, this image was captured by the Landsat 7 satellite on 1 October 2000.

Credit: EROS | USGS