ISS028-E-6059

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Spacecraft nadir point: 26.2° N, 115.7° W

Photo center point: 33.6° N, 116.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 185 nautical miles (343km)
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Image Caption: ISS028-E-006059 (28 May 2011) --- One of the Expedition 28 crew members shooting Earth images onboard the space shuttle/International Space Station, a joint complex flying at an altitude of just under 220 miles, photographed this frame of the Salton Sea. The body of water, easily identifiable from low orbit spacecraft, is a saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault. The area is predominantly in California's Imperial Valley. The checkerboard-like squares and others that are rectangular are agriculture near the saline body.