NASA Photo ID: STS031-76-074       File Name: 10063604.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 04/29/90
  Title: Desert Landscape, Mauritania, Africa
  Description:
  The hyperarid western extremity of the Sahara Desert of Mauritania (19.0N, 
  15.0W).  The foreground is dominated by a series of dramatic, elongated 
  linear dunes and the richat depression.  Desert winds regularly blow desert 
  sand towards the coast parallel with the dunes and much of it is actually 
  blown out to sea.  Dust storms often move hundreds of miles out into the 
  Atlantic Ocean, sometimes even reaching South America and the Caribbean.                  
  
  Subject terms:
  DESERTS                                 
  DUST STORMS                             
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  MAURITANIA                              
  SAHARA DESERT (AFRICA)                  
  SAND DUNES                              
  STS-31                                  
  

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