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Snow on the Taklimakan Desert
January 3, 2013 | Earth Observatory

NASA has a satellite image showing a rare snow-covering of the Taklimakan Desert of western China – normally one of Earth’s hottest deserts.


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Snow in the Middle East?
December 17, 2013 | NASA's Earth Observatory
NASA's Earth Observatory has a satellite image showing snow on the ground from a recent storm in the Middle East. Jerusalem had over one foot of snow, knocking out power for thousands of households. Amman, Jordan received about eighteen inches.

Ash on Snow at Karymsky
June 7, 2013 | NASA
"Ash covers the western slopes of Karymsky Volcano in this natural-color satellite image. The image was collected on May 20, 2013. [...] Late-season snow remained on the surrounding Kamchatkan landscape." Quoted from the NASA image release.

First Images from the New Landsat Mission
March 24, 2013 | NASA
"On March 18, 2013, the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission began to send back images of Earth from both of its instruments — the Operational Land Imager and the Thermal Infrared Sensor. This view of Fort Collins, Colorado, is among the satellite’s first images." Quoted from the NASA image release.


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