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Spacecraft nadir point: 55.2° N, 118.6° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 167 nautical miles (309km)
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Image Caption: STS042-73-024: Lake Baikal Lake Baikal, the worldUs
largest and oldest fresh water lake, occupies the Baikal Rift
Zone, a continental rift in eastern Siberia. The lake is also
known for its unique ecosystem, including the worldUs only known
fresh water hydrothermal vent community. This oblique view to the
south of the lake highlights the margins of the rift zone (note
the prominent linear escarpments on both sides of the lake and
oriented roughly parallel to it). The northern part of the lake
is completely ice- and snow-covered, but this view also shows a
curiously unconsolidated ice pattern in the lakeUs center.
Scientists are trying to correlate Lake BaikalUs winter ice pat-
terns with hydrothermal activity in the lake. This yearUs ice
pattern is very different from the pattern photographed last
April during STS-39.