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The Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.

Astonishing photos show the Gates of Hell, a fiery gas crater that’s been burning for decades in the Turkmenistan desert

The Darvaza crater, also known as "the Gates of Hell," has been burning since 1971. No one really knows how it began.
The Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.

Astonishing photos show the Gates of Hell, a fiery gas crater that’s been burning for decades in the Turkmenistan desert

The Darvaza crater, also known as "the Gates of Hell," has been burning since 1971. No one really knows how it began.
The Starline on the way to Walvis Bay on Christmas morning.

I woke up on a train in the Namibian desert alone on Christmas Day — and it was one of the best things I have ever done

Vast, sandy deserts, signs in German, incredibly friendly locals — a trip to the southern African nation of Namibia is unlike almost anywhere else.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fire an M777 Howitzer at known targets during training August 9, 2018, at Mount Bundey Training Area, Australia.

The US military wants to deliver drinking water to troops in the desert by sucking it out of the air

DARPA is trying to figure out how to extract water from the ambient air as a way to provide drinking water to troops on the move in really dry areas.
Nearly 70,000 people went to Burning Man in 2017.

Everything you’ve been wanting to know about Burning Man, the wild 9-day arts event in the Nevada desert frequented by celebs and tech moguls

Burning Man, an annual arts event in the Nevada desert, has spontaneous musical performances, dancing, art, communal living — and lots of partying.
Just before the strike.

A rat defeated a rattlesnake with a soaring ‘ninja-style’ kick to the head

A kangaroo rat sits in the desert. It is approached by a predatory rattlesnake. But the rodent fights back. And the video is — in a word — riveting.

What it’s like to visit Burning Man, one of the wildest, most surreal events in the world

For nine days, Black Rock City, Nevada, is overtaken by 70,000 people to become Burning Man, one of the wildest art events in the world. Here's a look inside.
Wadi Rum, a desert valley in Jordan, has played the part of Mars and distant planets in countless movies.

An otherworldly desert in Jordan has doubled as distant planets in movies like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Martian’ — after see...

Wadi Rum has played the part of Mars and distant planets in countless movies, including 'The Martian,' 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' 'Prometheus,' and 'Red Planet.' I recently visited, and it was breathtaking.

The world’s greenest resort will be built in the middle of the desert near Abu Dhabi

The incredible-looking Oasis Eco Resort is scheduled to open in 2020.

14 haunting images that show the emptiness of Britain’s only desert

It may come as a surprise that England has a desert.