White Sands National Monument

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White Sands National Monument
Yucca plants at White Sands
is a beautiful area in the high desert area of Tularosa Basin of New Mexico. The large dunes of gypsum based white sand [1] covers approximately 275 square miles of desert and at its highest point is about 4,000 feet in elevation.[2]

Since 1963, a part of White Sands has also been used by NASA as a testing facility.[3]

See also


  1. http://www.white-sands-new-mexico.com/about_gypsum.htm
  2. http://www.nps.gov/whsa/
  3. http://www.white-sands-new-mexico.com/nasa.htm

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