ESA showed “Disappointment” from space

The Copernicus satellite, Sentinel-2, took a few photos of an Australian lake called Dissapointment. They were published by the European Space Agency.

The lake was discovered in 1897 by explorer Frank Hann. He thought it was freshwater because of the streams that flow into the pond. However, the lake was salty and got the name “Disappointment”.

The reservoir often dries out, but is a haven for many species of waterfowl. From space, it looks like a spot of deep blue. Where the shade becomes lighter, the salt concentration is increased.

The lake is located on the edge of the Gibson Desert in the Carlamili National Park. It covers more than 1.3 million hectares.