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Frozen Lake Sharpe, South Dakota

The meandering Missouri River doubled back on itself and formed this U-shaped lake.

Astronaut photograph ISS038-E-23651 was acquired on December 26, 2013, with a Nikon D3X digital camera using a 1000 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 38 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by William L. Stefanov, Jacobs at NASA-JSC.

Published January 13, 2014
Data acquired December 26, 2013

ISS > Digital Camera
Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Lakes
Astronaut Photography