The Dasht-e Kevir, or Great Salt Desert, is the largest desert in Iran. It is primarily
uninhabited wasteland, composed of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that
protect the meager moisture from completely evaporating.
This image was acquired by
Landsat 7s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus
(ETM+) sensor on October 24, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using infrared, green,
and red wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensors panchromatic band.