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.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory