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Lake Tahoe from Space


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Take a look at Lake Tahoe from outer space.

Astronauts have used hand-held cameras to photograph the Earth for almost 40 years, beginning with the Mercury missions in the early 1960s. Astronauts are trained in scientific observations of ecological, geological, geographic, oceanographic, environmental, and meteorological phenomena, as well as in the usage of photographic equipment and techniques. Crewmembers on NASA missions have taken nearly 400,000 photographs with hand-held cameras. About 85 percent of these photographs are Earth-looking views. A few of these views are of Lake Tahoe. Below are links to several images for your enjoyment.

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The following photographs are taken from the NASA Space Shuttle. Click on the following images for a larger image of Lake Tahoe viewed from space.

Lake Tahoe and the Shuttle.

Lake Tahoe and the part of the shuttle.

Zoom into Lake Tahoe.

Zoom into Lake Tahoe.

Zoom out of Lake Tahoe.

Zoom out of Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe in the winter season.

Lake Tahoe in winter.

The great basin of Lake Tahoe.

The Lake Tahoe Basin.

Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake.

Lake Tahoe (left) and Pyramid Lake.

Lake Tahoe from far away.

Lake Tahoe from an oblique angle far away.


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