STS036-79-10
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Spacecraft nadir point: 47.3° N, 60.2° E

Photo center point: 46.5° N, 60.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 126 nautical miles (233km)
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Image Caption: This detailed scene of the Aral Sea, Kazakhstan, CIS (46.5N, 60.5E) shows a surrealistic view of the fractured frozen shallow waters at the north end of this salt lake. Fed mainly from waters of the Amu Darya River, mostly with snowmelt runoff from the distant Tyan-Shan Mountains near the Afghanistan- China border, the lake has been slowly disappearing as more and more of the river water has been diverted to support agriculture in the region.