Great Picture Terry thank you so much for posting it . Shows you the power of technology in current times look no further than the pictures from the International Space Station which are fascinating as were those from Cassini of Saturn
Oh, aye, definitely! The desert definitely has its own beauty. But it's also a far more dangerous place, not just with the extreme heat, but the plantlife (almost everything growing is like a pincushion) and the wildlife (rattlesnakes, scorpions, killer/Africanized bees)
I grew up in New England and can appreciate going out into total green, playing as a kid without worry about what might lurk under a bush or under a rock. Can't do that here.