NASA Photo ID: STS066-152-022      File Name: 20181723.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/14/94
  Title: Altiplano of the Central Andes as seen from STS-66 shuttle Atlantis
  Description:
  This photograph captures the exotic volcanic terrain of the Altiplano of
  the Central Andes. Some of the remarkable details include the west-pointing
  wind streaks, resulting from fine dust being transported across the Andes
  by high winds; paleto (old) shorelines along the margins of the salars (or
  dry lake beds), recording the changes in water levels on the high
  Altiplano; beautiful alluvial fans emptying onto some of the salars; and
  the hundreds of volcanic land forms which can be mapped and interpreted to
  help decipher the volcanic history of the region.
  
  Subject terms:
  ANDES MOUNTAINS (SOUTH AMERICA)         
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  MOUNTAINS                               
  STS-66                                  
  TERRAIN                                 
  VOLCANOES                               
  

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