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Watch: Jeff Williams shares awe-inspiring video of Sahara desert captured from space

Watch: Jeff Williams shares awe-inspiring video of Sahara desert captured from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have never missed an opportunity to inspire and surprise us by sharing beautiful images and videos of the world from up above.

See pic: Spectacular view of Sahara desert from space!

See pic: Spectacular view of Sahara desert from space!

All thanks to the astronauts, who are currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that we get to witness many beautiful images of our planet.

18 migrants found dead in Niger's desert, IOM says

The bodies of 18 west African migrants hoping to reach Europe have been found in the Sahara desert near Arlit in Niger, the International Organization for Migration said on Sunday.

From sand dunes to ski slopes Moroccan style

From sand dunes to ski slopes Moroccan style

On a clear day, skiers can see the dunes of the Sahara desert shimmer in the distance from the Moroccan ski resort of Oukaimeden, the highest in North Africa.

Dust from Sahara Desert provides nutrients to Amazon soils

An estimated 22,000 tonnes of phosphorus, an essential nutrient for plant proteins and growth, is carried by the dust from Sahara Desert to the Amazon rain forest every year, a new study has found.

Saharan dust feeding Amazon's plants, reveals NASA

Saharan dust feeding Amazon's plants, reveals NASA

What connects Earth's largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rainforest? The answer is 22,000 tonnes of dust per year.

Libya finds 15 migrants' bodies near ripped inflatable boat

Libyan coastguards on Sunday found 15 bodies of sub-Saharan African migrants floating in the sea near a ripped inflatable boat, east of the capital.

Study reveals importance of rift orientation in sculpting Africa`s margins

Geoscientists have revealed that the break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American continent.

Scientists find evidence of ancient mega lake in Africa

A large freshwater lake once filled the White Nile valley in Sudan, according to a new study.

Meteorite found in the Sahara sheds light on Martian crust

A meteorite found in the Sahara last year by Bedouin tribesmen is a rock from Mars, revealing that the Red Planet`s crust formed 4.4 billion years ago, scientists reported on Wednesday.

Dozens of migrants die of thirst in Niger desert: Officials

Dozens of Nigerien migrants heading for Algeria died of thirst in the desert south of the Sahara after their vehicle broke down, local officials said on Monday, while police said 19 survived.

Asteroid piece from Mars up for auction

A piece of asteroid that fell on earth after its impact on Mars is up for grabs.

Four employees of BP still missing in Algeria

Four employees of energy giant BP were missing following the attack on In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, firm`s CEO Bob Dudley said, and added that he feared for their lives.

In Algeria raid, 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers killed

Algeria raided a remote Sahara gas plant in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants with ties to Mali`s rebel Islamists.

Scientists unveil new type of water-rich Martian meteorite

A 2-billion-year-old dark lump of rock that landed in Sahara desert is actually a new type of Martian meteorite, containing 10 times more water than usual, scientists say.

Sahara was once green, hosted early African dairy farms: Study

The sandy dunes may have made the Sahara a desolate desert now, but about 7,000 years ago, it was full of greenery that hosted early African dairy farms, according to a new research.

Gaddafi son said to be in vast Sahara Desert

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi may be plotting a
counterrevolution, scheming about a getaway to a friendly

Jolie wants to cross the Sahara with family

Angelina Jolie is planning her next family adventure, and she has revealed that she wants to “cross the Sahara”.

Al Qaeda `building bunkers` in the Sahara

Al Qaeda members are building bunkers to guard militants from air attacks.

Sahara desert becoming green due to climate change

Scientists are now seeing signals that the Sahara desert and surrounding regions are greening due to increasing rainfall, all thanks to the rising temperatures due to climate change.