America (image above) as seen from the Apollo 7 spacecraft, in October 1968,
during its 81st revolution of the earth from an altitude of 120 nautical miles.
The port city of Antofagasta, Chile, is located in the half-moon shaped bay in
the lower left portion of the picture. Beyond the coast is the Andean peak of
Liullaillaco Volcano which rises 22,000 ft above sea level. At left center is
the Chuquicamata copper mines located near Coloma. At the center of the photo,
behind the large salt lake and atop a 19,000 ft high volcano, the countries of
Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile meet at a common point. Below the clouds in the
upper portion of the photo are the great plains known as the Gran Chaco (NASA).
The Andes Mountains and northern Chile (NASA). The Andes is a mountain
system with about 8,900 km from the southern tip of South America to the
continent's northernmost coast on the Caribbean Sea.
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Mouth of Amazon River, Brazil (NASA).