The Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco: The swirling hues of the Anti-Atlas Mountains were captured by ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) on NASA's Terra satellite. Formed roughly 80 million years ago, the mountains formed when Africa and Eurasia collided, resulting in a diverse composition of limestone, sandstone, gypsum and granitic rocks.
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

In pictures: Earth from above

Updated 5:04 AM ET, Thu April 22, 2021

The Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco: The swirling hues of the Anti-Atlas Mountains were captured by ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) on NASA's Terra satellite. Formed roughly 80 million years ago, the mountains formed when Africa and Eurasia collided, resulting in a diverse composition of limestone, sandstone, gypsum and granitic rocks.
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Editors Note: This photo gallery was originally published in 2018.

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