STS61C-43-47
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Spacecraft nadir point: 19.1° N, 11.9° W

Photo center point: 19.0° N, 12.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 185 nautical miles (343km)
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Image Caption: Ancient River Beds

The long, thin playa lake pictured here marks an ancient river
bed, remnant from a time in the past when the climate was wetter
and rivers flowed freely. Now water collects in the low basins
only when rainfalls are extremely heavy. (61C-43-47)