Dasht-e Kevir (background/logo fill image)
The Dasht-e Kevir, or Great Salt Desert, is the largest desert in Iran. It is primarily uninhabited wasteland, composed of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that protect the meager moisture from completely evaporating.
[Landsat 7 image selection, processing, and caption courtesy of USGS EDC] Image acquired 10/24/2000