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Big Bend National Park, TX, USA, Mexico
NIX Online Source: Click to View Photo/Image
Abstract: The Sierra del Carmen of Mexico, across the Rio Grande River from Big Bend National Park, TX, (28.5N, 104.0W) is centered in this photo. The Rio Grande River bisects the scene; Mexico to the east, USA to the west. The thousand ft. Boquillas limestone cliff on the Mexican side of the river changes colors from white to pink to lavender at sunset. This severely eroded sedimentary landscape was once an ancient seabed later overlaid with volcanic activity.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1991
NIX (Document) ID:
STS044-82-025
(Acquired Aug 02, 2006)
Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: JSC Digital Image Collection - NASA JSC
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