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New Mexico’s White Sands

A national park and a dune field occupy part of this bright-white desert landscape, which also has ties to the aerospace industry.

Astronaut photograph ISS068-E-33229 was acquired on December 26, 2022, with a Nikon D5 digital camera using a focal length of 210 millimeters. It 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 a member of the Expedition 68 crew. The image 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 Cadan Cummings, Jacobs, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Published May 21, 2023
Data acquired December 26, 2022

ISS > Digital Camera
Astronaut Photography
U.S. National Parks