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STS060-83-28
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Spacecraft nadir point: 31.7° N, 103.8° W

Photo center point: 31.5° N, 105.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 192 nautical miles (356km)
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Image Caption: STS060-083-028 Salt Basin, Texas, U.S.A. February 1994
Featured in this photograph is the highly reflective, arid, west Texas Salt Basin. During wetter times these salt flats were water-filled lakes. Apparent are irrigated field patterns (center of photograph); dark, circular volcanic domes (laccoliths) west of the cultivated fields; and the southern extent of the Guadalupe Mountains, including El Capitan and Guadalupe Peak, the highest elevation in Texas [8751 feet (2667 meters) above sea level].