This is the Web Edition of "A Trip Into Space", a Coimbra-based electronic book on space science. Both the texts and the photos are by courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Earth
Central Afghanistan

Gemini 5 photograph of the region of central Afghanistan northwest of Qandahar. The Helmand River and Kajakai Reservoir are in the lower right corner. Linear ridges visible at upper left are composed of folded sedimentary rock. North is at about 1:00. The image is about 300 km across. (Gemini 5, S65-45729 )

Last Update: 2004-Nov-28