The light corner of the image from NASA's EarthKAM is Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in South Australia. The twisted strata visible here is part of a rocky desert area in the Australian Outback.
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South Australia, Australia

The light corner of the image is Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in South Australia. The twisted strata visible here is part of a rocky desert area in the Australian Outback. The black line that runs along one side of the image is a railroad that borders the mountains of the Flinders Ranges.

This image was taken from the Space Shuttle on February 15, 2000. <!--Image, geographic, and position and camera information can be viewed on the ISS EarthKAM meta data page.-->

Photojournal note:
EarthKAM was formerly known as KidSat. To see images of KidSat, see http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/KidSat .

Image details

ID#:
PIA11016

Date added:
2008-09-04

Target:
Earth

Mission:
ISS EarthKAM

Spacecraft:
Electronic Still Camera

Instruments:
Space Shuttle

Rating:



Views:
3,616

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA11016.tif (18.69 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA11016.jpg (1.71 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/UCSD/JSC