The video above comes from NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office and shows global aerosol pollution and other particles. And just to be clear, this is aerosol in the scientific sense:
Why The United States Is A ‘-Stan’ Country Like Kyrgyzstan
Why are there so many countries that end in -stan? In total 7 countries: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan include the suffix -stan in their names.
These countries have a combined population of nearly 280 million people (fewer than only China, India and the United States) and cover an area of 5.45 million square kilometers (7th largest in the world).