NASA Photo ID: STS066-90-083       File Name: 20177309.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/14/94
  Title: Grand Canyon, Arizona as seen from STS-66
  Description:
  Snow covers the Kaibab Plateau on the northern side of the Colorado River
  in this November, 1994 view of the Grand Canyon. North is to the bottom of
  this view. The Colorado River has created a canyon which cuts through
  billions of years of geologic time. The Grand Canyon is 446 kilometers (277
  miles) long, averages 16 kilometers (10 miles) wide, and is approximately
  1.6 kilometers (1 mile) deep. The Coconino Plateau is located on the upper
  left side of the view, or to the south of the Colorado River. The direction
  of the flow of the Colorado River is from the east to the west. Eventually
  the river turns south and empties into the Gulf of California. The southern
  portion of Lake Powell in Utah can be seen at the bottom center of the
  view. 
  Subject terms:
  ARIZONA                                 
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  CANYONS                                 
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  RIVERS                                  
  STS-66                                  
  

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