Lake Disappointment from space
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Lake Disappointment in a remote region of northwestern Australia.
In 1897, an early explorer named Frank Hann believed that he was on the trail to a freshwater lake and drinking water supply. Instead, Gann discovered a salt lake and gave the water body its unique name.
The lake is dry most of the time, only filling up during very wet periods.
This image, captured by the Sentinel-2 mission for Europe’s Copernicus program, highlights the various depths of the lake which are represented by different shades of blue.
Video Credit: European Space Agency