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As in the case of many previous space missions, the Great Salt Lake in Utah serves as a striking visual marker for the STS-135 astronauts orbiting over North America in the space shuttle Atlantis.

A sharp line across the lake's center is caused by the restriction in water flow from the railroad causeway.

The eye- catching colors of the lake stem from the fact that Great Salt Lake is hypersaline, typically 3-5 times saltier than the ocean.

Date: July 9, 2011
Photo Credit: NASA

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