Satellite images show unique desert lakes

By Han Junhong in Changchun and Zhou Huiying | | Updated: 2022-07-04 17:17
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A photo taken by the Jilin-1 satellite shows a lake in the Badain Jaran Desert of Alshaa League of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo by Changguang Satellite Technology/For]

One of the areas photographed is the Badain Jaran Desert in Alshaa league, in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region — one of eight large deserts in China. It covers an area of 49,000 square kilometers and is arid, having annual precipitation of less than 40 mm. It is crisscrossed with faults exposing groundwater at the surface to form lakes in low-lying areas.

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