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NASA Studies Life's Limits in China's Extreme Deserts
03.23.07
 
Tian Shan central Asia Meteorological station at the low-altitude study site of Tokesun in the Turpan Depression, one of the hottest and driest locations in China. Click on the image for full-resolution.
Tian Shan central Asia PI Kimberley Warren-Rhodes surveys the desert pavement for cyanobacteria in Xinjiang, China. Click on the image for full-resolution.
Tian Shan central Asia Aerial view of hyperarid desert near the Tianshan Mountain Range in northwest China. Click on the image for full-resolution.
Tian Shan central Asia Environmental sensors monitor climate conditions year-round at the Sorkuli study site in the Qaidam Basin, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Click on the image for full-resolution.
Tian Shan central Asia High-altitude study site along the Altyn Tagh, the largest strike slip fault in Asia, that extends along northern Tibet and the Tarim Basin, China. Click on the image for full-resolution.


 
 
Image Credit: NASA/Ames