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Harrat Al Birk, Saudi Arabia
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Dark-colored volcanic cones sprout from an ancient lava field known as Harrat Al Birk
along Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastline. Many such lava fields dot the Arabian
Peninsula and range in age from 2 million to 30 million years old.
This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s
Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor.
Image provided by the
USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems
Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series