Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS Deyhuk, Iran.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

Iran consists of the Iranian Plateau, with the exception of the coasts of the Caspian Sea and Khuzestan. It is one of the world’s most mountainous countries, its landscape dominated by rugged mountain ranges that separate various basins or plateaux from one another. The eastern part consists mostly of desert basins, such as the Kavir Desert, which is the country’s largest desert, and the Lut Desert, as well as some salt lakes.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

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Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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