STS070-713-57
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Spacecraft nadir point: 26.2° S, 59.4° W

Photo center point: 23.5° S, 66.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 160 nautical miles (296km)
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Image Caption: Atacama dust rising onto high Central Andean plain

The most prominent atmospheric feature on this photo -- apart from the unbroken cloud deck over lowland Argentina (forground), -- is smoke from Lascar Volcano. Above and to the right of the source of the smoke plume lies a more diffuse mass of dust starting north of region of the world's largest open-pit copper mine in northern Chile and extending up onto the high plains of the Central Andes.