Desert-covered peninsula lies along the largest inland body of water, the Caspian Sea.
A desert is defined as an area where less than 19.6 inches (50 centimeters) of rain falls each year. Deserts cover about one third of the Earth's land surface. Examples of famous deserts include the Sahara, Atacama and Mojave deserts. Deserts aren't just hot and dry places, though; like Antarctica, they can also be cold and dry. Read below for news about these driest spots on Earth.
Our own Blue Marble gives us some of the most amazing, unexpected art. Here you will find a few of its offerings.
An oasis near Death Valley gets water from an aquifer that sits directly beneath the Nevada Test Site, which hosted nuclear bomb tests over four decades.
A University of Arizona ecologist studies how climate change is impacting vegetation in the Sonoran Desert.
A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will likely become a new ocean eventually, researchers now confirm.