The Pearl-Qatar in Dohna • Earth.com

Last update: August 19th, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island in Dohna, Qatar that extends into the Persian Gulf.

The Pearl-Qatar measures roughly 0.6 square miles and is located on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The island was intentionally built to resemble a string of pearls due to the abundance of local pearl diving sites.

This image was captured by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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