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Earth from Space. الأرض من الفضاء

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نهر الأمازون

This is the Amazon River in the heart of northern Brazil’s rainforest. Vegetation has been coloured with shades of pink – the darker the colour, the denser the vegetation. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر أوكافانغو

This is the Okavango River Delta in Botswana. The purple mass in the center is Chief’s Island. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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.الغيوم تكتسح بحر الشمال

.الدنمارك تقع في الزاوية اليمين السفلي و النرويج في الأعلى

Clouds sweep across the North Sea in this image from Envistat. Denmark is on the lower right corner and Norway is in the upper center. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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صورة من شمال الصين

This photo of Northern China shows the Yellow River flowing into the Yellow Sea. Beijing and Tanjing are shaded circles in the top-center part of the photo. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر الميسيسسيبي

This is the Mississippi River Delta, where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Vegetation is coloured pink and sediment is bright blue and green. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الهضبة الوسطى في تركيا

This is a central plateau in Anatolia, Turkey. Turkey’s second-largest lake, Lake Tuz, is on the right. During the summer, the lake water recedes to reveal a thick layer of salt. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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منطقة كيمبرلي في المنطقة الغربية في أستراليا

This is Western Australia’s Kimberley Region. On the lower left are the Rowley Shoals coral reefs and on the upper-right is Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest artificial lake. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الدائرة القطبية

This image of the Arctic Circle was taken by Envistat a month before the ESA lost contact. The Novaya Zemlya archipelago is on the left and mainland Russia is on the right. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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جبال فيرونغا في رواندا

These are the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, a dangerous chain of active volcanoes. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر أوكافانغو

The Okavango River runs from Angola to Botswana. Here it marks the border between Namibia and Angola. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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صفائح جليدية في جرينلاند

These are the ice sheets of Greenland, the largest island in the world. The white dots at the bottom of the image are icebergs. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الأراضي الزراعية جنوب شرق ولاية واشنطن

This is the rolling farmland of southeastern Washington state. The swirling patterns are created by plows. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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 الكثبان الرملية في صحراء ناميب

These are the dunes of the Namib Desert, taken by Korea’s Kompstat-2 satellite. The blue and white area is the dried riverbed of the Tsauchab river. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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البحيرات المائية في كويبيك

The Clearwater Lakes in Quebec are not actually two separate lakes, but a single body of water over two depressions, created by meteorite impacts over 200 million years ago. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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Iceland – Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa.

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. Bláa lónið is situated approximately 13 km (8 miles) from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km (24 miles) from the capital city of Reykjavík. That is roughly a 20 minute drive from the airport and a 40 minute drive from Reykjavík.

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The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F). The Blue Lagoon also operates a research and development facility to help find cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.

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The lagoon is a man-made lagoon which is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi and is renewed every two days. Superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.

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Iceland has a strict code of hygiene and guests are required to shower before and after bathing.

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The Blue Lagoon was used as the pit stop for the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. The Blue Lagoon was used for the thermal spa scenes in the filming of Hostel: Part II. It was also shown in the Incubus documentary Look Alive, when the band visited Iceland, as well as in the of Britain’s Next Top Model which used as photoshoot location.

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The Blue Lagoon is situated close to the world’s first renewable methanol plant, which uses Carbon Recycling International’s carbon dioxide to methanol fuel process.

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The lovely thermal waters of Iceland’s understandably famous Blue Lagoon. The geothermal power plant visible in the back supplies much of the power to Reykjavik, and of course the hot, rejuvinating waters of the Blue Lagoon itself.

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Iceland – The Land of Fire & Ice.

Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice and these images capture the essence of that perfectly. Incredible ever-changing landscapes demonstrate the contrast between the freezing ice and burning skies that dominate Iceland’s beauty. The stunning pictures taken by photographer Lurie Belegurschi show the breathtaking and utterly unique ice plains formed in sub-zero temperatures. 

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(Photos by Lurie Belegurschi/Caters News)

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The Wonder Land of Socotra, Yemen.

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The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago.

It lies some 240 kilometres (150 mi) east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometres (240 mi) south of the Arabian Peninsula.

The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet.

It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.

The island measures 132 kilometres (82 mi) in length and 49.7 kilometres (30.9 mi) in width.

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Socotra is part of the Republic of Yemen.

It had long been a part of the ‘Adan Govern ate. In 2004, it became attached to the Hadhramaut Governorate, which is much closer to the island than ‘Adan (although the nearest governarate is Al Mahrah).

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Komodo National Park – Indonesia.

Komodo National Park

The Komodo National Park is a national park in Indonesia located within the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca, and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km² (603 km² of it land). The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. Later it was dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species. In 1991 the national park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and later as Man and Biosphere Reserve.

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Komodo National Park

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Komodo National Park

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Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano By Dionys Moser.

When photographer Dionys Moser was in Ethiopia he stopped at the famous volcano Dallol, where he made a shocking series of photos. Looking at them, it seems that the pictures are taken on a different planet!

Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

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Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

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Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

Alien Landscapes Of Dallol Volcano Dionys Moser

Iguazu Falls.

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Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentinian province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. It flows through Brazil for most of its course. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.

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 Iguazu Falls

 Iguazu Falls