Last update: January 24th, 2019 at 12:00 am
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a large alluvial fan made up of radial river channels running across the Taklimakan Desert in Western China.
The fan is 40 miles long, and several of the lighter toned channels visible in the image are carrying water from the Kunlun Mountains to fields of dunes in the desert.
This photograph was captured on November 2, 2017 by the EarthKAM Mission on the International Space Station
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory