The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) scientific research satellite, Terra, has captured the images of Aral Sea, lying between Kazakhstan in the north and Karakalpakstan. The images showed that once- vibrant sea has been shrinking to levels possibly not seen in centuries.
Terra satellite had taken the images in August which shows the eastern basin of the sea. Aral Sea expert and professor at the Western Michigan University, Philip Micklin, said that the sea's eastern basin is completely empty. It has happened first time in modern times, Micklin added.