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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51B-146-118 Date: na 1985
Geographic Region: USA-UTAH

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  STS51B-146-0118 Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah and Nevada, U.S.A. May 1985
The dry, salt-encrusted bed of prehistoric Lake Bonneville is apparent in this south-southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Great Salt Lake Desert is a small remnant of the prehistoric lake that covered portions of present-day Idaho, Nevada, and Utah during the last ice age 12 000 years ago. Parts of the Great Salt Lake Desert are sometimes covered with shallow ponds as a result of above-normal precipitation. When these small ponds dry up, the thick, salt-encrusted desert floor is increased. The extreme western portion of Great Salt Lake is visible in the upper left of the photograph.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 257k
Mission: STS51B  
Roll - Frame: 146 - 118
Geographical Name: USA-UTAH  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.7N x 113.6W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 34  
Date: 1985____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, BASIN  
Water Views: PLAYA  
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