Melting Ice on Lake Baikal - related image preview

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Melting Ice on Lake Baikal

The world’s deepest lake was shedding some of its ice cover when the space station passed over in April 2014.

Astronaut photograph ISS039-E-14821 was acquired on April 22, 2014, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 145 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 39 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 M. Justin Wilkinson, Jacobs at NASA-JSC

Published May 12, 2014
Data acquired April 22, 2014

ISS > Digital Camera
Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Lake Ice
Astronaut Photography