STS048-603-34

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Spacecraft nadir point: 41.8° N, 113.5° W

Photo center point: 41.5° N, 114.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 308 nautical miles (570km)
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Image Caption: STS048-603-034 Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah, U.S.A. September 1992
The Great Salt Desert, the dry, salt-encrusted bed of prehistoric Lake Bonneville, is featured in this west-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Interstate Highway 80 traverses west-east, north of which appear the Lakeside Mountains and, to their east, the Newfoundland Mountains. The Newfoundland Mountains are almost completely surrounded by shallow turquoise lakes. The north-south basin and range region of northeastern Nevada is apparent (top of photograph).