NASA Photo ID: STS054-151-136      File Name: 10065483.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 01/19/93
  Title: Andes Altiplano, Northwest Argentina, South America
  Description:
  This view of the Andes Altiplano in northwest Argentina (25.5S, 68.0W) is 
  dominated by heavily eroded older and inactive volcano peaks.  The
  altiplano   is a high altitude cold desert like the Tibetan Plateau but
  smaller in area.   It is an inland extension of the hyperarid Atacama
  Desert of the west coast  of South America and includes hundreds of
  volcanic edifices (peaks, cinder  cones, lava flows, debris fields, lakes
  and dry lake beds (salars).                
  Subject terms:
  ARGENTINA                               
  DESERTS                                 
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  EXTINCT LAKES                           
  FLATS (LANDFORMS)                       
  MOUNTAINS                               
  STS-54                                  
  VOLCANOES                               
  

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