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Spacecraft nadir point: 37.0° N, 41.2° E

Photo center point: 38.5° N, 43.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Northeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 119 nautical miles (220km)
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Image Caption: STS059-152-17 LAKE VAN, TURKEY Nemrut Lake, west of Lake Van, is
located in the circular crater of an active volcano which last erupted
in 1440. It is part of a volcanic chain which extends north eastward
to Mount Ararat in north east Turkey. The volcanic chain and the
mountains, seen in the bottom or south side of the photo, are the
product of the active Saudi Arabian Plate moving northward into the
Eurasian plate. Lake Van seperates two regions in Turkey; Armenia to
the north and Kurdistan to the south. The city of Tatvan, Tukey is
located at the furthest southwest point of Lake Van.