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Tarso Toussidé in the Tibesti Mountain Range


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Tarso Toussidé in the volcanic region of the Tibesti Mountain Range in Chad. 

Toussidé is the second highest peak in Tibesti, and is believed to be among the youngest volcanoes in the region. 

According to ESA, Toussidé has undergone a number of eruptions and lava flows, with the lava reaching lengths of 25 kilometers and covering an area of 200 square kilometers, appearing to have “stained” the ground in the process. 

There is evidence that Toussidé is still active. On its summit, the volcano has a large number of openings, or fumaroles, that release hot water vapor. One of the Tibesti Mountain’s features is Tarso Toussidé. This image is a composite of photographs acquired by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus sensor on NASA’s Landsat satellite on January 22, 2001, and February 1, 2000. Tibesti Mountains.

The Tibesti Mountains are a mountain range in the central Sahara, primarily located in the extreme north of Chad, with a small extension in southern Libya. The highest peak in the range, Emi Koussi, lies to the south at a height of 3,445 meters (11,302 ft) and is the highest point in both Chad and the Sahara.

Video Credit: ESA 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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