Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Namib Desert, Africa | International Space Station

U.S. Astronaut Ricky Arnold: "The ethereal beauty of Earth is our constant companion. It reminds us of all that we have left behind and what awaits when we return. The Skeleton Coast of the Namib Desert."

The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Atlantic coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene River south to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The Bushmen of the Namibian interior called the region "The Land God Made in Anger", while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as "The Gates of Hell".

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold/JSC
Release Date: July 17, 2018


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