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ISS008-E-6150

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View ISS008-E-6150.JPG 68253540334 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
View ISS008-E-6150.JPG 68253540334 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
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View ISS008-E-6150.JPG 383644530272004 No Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web siteColor adjusted

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Identification

Mission: ISS008 Roll: E Frame: 6150 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS008
Country or Geographic Name: CHINA
Features: MT. EVEREST, GLACIERS, SNOW
Center Point: Latitude: 28.0 Longitude: 87.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:

Camera

Camera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.

Quality

Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 25 (11-25)

Nadir

GMT Date: 20031126 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 10____ (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: , Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: nautical miles (0 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number:

Captions

The Many Faces of Mount Everest:
Space is a good place to ponder the world’s extremes and nature’s variability. For example, photographing the highest point on the planet is a favorite target (and a long-standing challenge) for astronauts orbiting the Earth. Despite Everest’s planetary stature, it is not an easy peak to locate while zipping over the mountains at 7 kilometers per second (see tutorial “How to find Mt. Everest”).

Over the years, astronauts have used various viewing angles and lenses to capture the many faces of Everest. Differing seasons and illumination allow for very different, but always spectacular perspectives. The current astronauts on the International Space Station obtained this view of Mt. Everest in late November 2003.

Earlier views of Mt Everest can be viewed at the following links:
Mount Everest (Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World)
Mount Everest from the International Space Station

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