Salt ponds, Chile, ISS image

Salt ponds, Chile, ISS image

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Caption: Salt Ponds, Chile. Salt ponds in Nueva Victoria, northern Chile photographed by an Expedition 19 crew member on the International Space Station, May 2009. This region is mined for nitrates, iodine, sodium and other minerals.

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Keywords: 2009, 21st century, agriculture, chile, evaporation, extraction, farming, international space station, iodine, mineral, mining, nitrate, nitrates, nueva victoria, salt, salt pond, satellite, satellite image, sodium, solar pond, south america, spaceflight

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