Media from: A ‘green’ Sahara was far less dusty than today
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An immense dust storm over central Africa is seen in images taken during consecutive overpasses of NASA's Aqua satellite. The dust appears thickest to the right of center, in a region known as the Bodele Depression, once the location of a large lake. Now the region is one of the largest sources of wind-blown dust on Earth.
Image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres/MODIS Rapid Response Team/NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center
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