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
Tifernine Dunes In Eastern Algeria

Gemini 7 photograph of the Tifernine sand dunes in Eastern Algeria, possibly the world's highest dunes at 300 to 400 m (1000 to 1500 feet). The sand is trapped in a basin surrounded by basalt mountains. This area is south of Fort Flatters. (Gemini 7, S65-63829)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-28