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Part of the Anti-Atlas mountains bordering the Sahara Desert in western Algeria is pictured in this satellite image. 
The Anti-Atlas range was born from continental collision, and geologists believe it was once higher than the Himalayas, but was reduced through erosion. 
Here the land is mostly dry and barren as the mountains belong to the Saharan climate zone. But some stream channels created by occasional water runoff or from when the climate was much wetter than today, are visible. 
The circle at the centre of the image is the Ouarkziz crater. Some 3.5 km across, the crater was created when a meteor hit Earth less than 70 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the planet. 
This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 9 March.
#Copernicus #Sentinel #Sentinel2 #ColourVision #AntiAtlas #mountains #SaharaDesert # Algeria #Africa #AntiAtlasMountains #Sahara #SatelliteImage #desert #ContinentalCollision #geologists #Himalayas #erosion #Climate #StreamChannels #climate #OuarkzizCrater #Ouarkziz #meteor #Earth #dinosaurs
Copyright: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Check out these 2 spectacular images of #Barringer and #Ouarkziz impact craters taken by @iss crew. Images will support investigation of impact craters by students at Connetquot High School in Bohemia, NY. #crater #impactcrater #connetquot #bohemia #ny #crewearthobs #earthrightnow #earthfromspace #connetquothighschool

Part of the Anti-Atlas mountains bordering the Sahara Desert in western Algeria is pictured in this satellite image.
The Anti-Atlas range was born from continental collision, and geologists believe it was once higher than the Himalayas, but was reduced through erosion.
Here the land is mostly dry and barren as the mountains belong to the Saharan climate zone. But some stream channels created by occasional water runoff or from when the climate was much wetter than today, are visible.
The circle at the centre of the image is the Ouarkziz crater. Some 3.5 km across, the crater was created when a meteor hit Earth less than 70 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the planet.
This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 9 March.

#Copernicus #Sentinel #Sentinel2 #ColourVision #AntiAtlas #mountains #Sahara #desert #SaharaDesert #Algeria #channels #water #Ouarkziz #crater #OuarkzizCrater #meteor #dinosaurs #geologists #ContinentalCollision #erosion #climate

Copyright: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA

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Part of the Anti-Atlas mountains bordering the Sahara Desert in western Algeria is pictured in this satellite image. 
The Anti-Atlas range was born from continental collision, and geologists believe it was once higher than the Himalayas, but was reduced through erosion. 
Here the land is mostly dry and barren as the mountains belong to the Saharan climate zone. But some stream channels created by occasional water runoff or from when the climate was much wetter than today, are visible. 
The circle at the centre of the image is the Ouarkziz crater. Some 3.5 km across, the crater was created when a meteor hit Earth less than 70 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the planet. 
This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 9 March.
#Copernicus #Sentinel #Sentinel2 #ColourVision #AntiAtlas #mountains #SaharaDesert # Algeria #Africa #AntiAtlasMountains #Sahara #SatelliteImage #desert #ContinentalCollision #geologists #Himalayas #erosion #Climate #StreamChannels #climate #OuarkzizCrater #Ouarkziz #meteor #Earth #dinosaurs
Copyright: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Part of the Anti-Atlas mountains bordering the Sahara Desert in western Algeria is pictured in this satellite image.
The Anti-Atlas range was born from continental collision, and geologists believe it was once higher than the Himalayas, but was reduced through erosion.
Here the land is mostly dry and barren as the mountains belong to the Saharan climate zone. But some stream channels created by occasional water runoff or from when the climate was much wetter than today, are visible.
The circle at the centre of the image is the Ouarkziz crater. Some 3.5 km across, the crater was created when a meteor hit Earth less than 70 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the planet.
This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 9 March.

#Copernicus #Sentinel #Sentinel2 #ColourVision #AntiAtlas #mountains #Sahara #desert #SaharaDesert #Algeria #channels #water #Ouarkziz #crater #OuarkzizCrater #meteor #dinosaurs #geologists #ContinentalCollision #erosion #climate

Copyright: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA

Check out these 2 spectacular images of #Barringer and #Ouarkziz impact craters taken by @iss crew. Images will support investigation of impact craters by students at Connetquot High School in Bohemia, NY. #crater #impactcrater #connetquot #bohemia #ny #crewearthobs #earthrightnow #earthfromspace #connetquothighschool

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