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Great Sandy Desert, Australia

The western region of Australia’s Great Sandy Desert is in an area almost devoid of sand, but characterized by complex geology.

This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on February 24, 2001. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave-infrared, infrared, and red wavelengths.

Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch This image is part of the ongoing Landsat Earth as Art series.