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Spacecraft nadir point: 38.1° N, 116.9° W

Photo center point: 41.0° N, 120.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 145 nautical miles (269km)
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Image Caption: STS073-707-006 Black Rock Desert, Smoke Creek Desert, and Warner Mountains, California and Nevada, U.S.A. September 1995
The gray-green alkaline sinks of Smoke Creek Desert and Black Rock Desert and the northern part of Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada are apparent in this north-northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. The blue waters of Goose Lake, a salt lake approximately 30 miles (50 kilometers) long and 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide are visible near the upper right of the photograph. East of Goose Lake are the north-south-trending Warner Mountains and the blue-gray waters of the Upper, Middle, and Lower Alkali Lakes.