Thursday, December 8, 2016

Image of the Day - December 5, 2016

This is the Gibson Desert in Australia which covers over 58,000 square miles. An indigenous group lived there but a drought caused them to move around in the desert and they used a controlled burning technique to stimulate crop/vegetation growth as seen in shades of blue on the left but they became lush that they were constantly susceptible to non-controlled fires so the landscape is now scarred. To the right you can see a crater which was caused by a 60 million year old impact.

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