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Geometric Desert

Detailed Description

Geometric shapes lie across the emptiness of the Sahara Desert in southern Egypt. Each point is a center pivot irrigation field a little less than 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) across. With no surface water in this region, wells pump underground water to rotating sprinklers from the huge Nubian Sandstone aquifer, which lies underneath the desert.

  • Collection: Earth as Art 4
  • Source: Landsat 8
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Sources/Usage

Public Domain.