[Skip to content]
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
5700 x 5900 pixels 500 x 518 pixels 640 x 480 pixels

latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point: 19.2° S, 67.1° W

Photo center point: 19.0° S, 67.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 180 nautical miles (333km)
Click for Google map
features and other details
information about camera used
additional formats
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
5700 pixels 5900 pixels No No Download Image
500 pixels 518 pixels No No Download Image
640 pixels 480 pixels No No Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption: STS032-96-98 Lake Poopo and Lake Uru Uru Lake Poopo (1) and Uru Uru
(2) are shown in this low- oblique, northeast-looking view. Lake
Poopo, a large salt lake with an area of over 2500 km^3,, is located
south of the city of Oruro, at an altitude of 3355 meters. the size,
shape, and color of the lake changes with the seasons, though the
depth averages a little over 3 meters. Lake Uru Uru feeds Lake Poopo
from the north with melt water from snows in the Alachas Mountains to
the east, covered in this view by clouds. The lake level fluctuates
greatly. In 1994, Lake Poopo completely dried up.