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STS102-344-23

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View STS102-344-23.JPG 53834540347 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
View STS102-344-23.JPG 101240640426 No No From ISD Web Gallery CDs
View STS102-344-23.JPG 2422181362874 No Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
View STS102-344-23_2.JPG 62301400257 Yes Photographic Highlights
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Mission: STS102 Roll: 344 Frame: 23 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS102
Country or Geographic Name: TURKEY
Features: MT. ARARAT, SNOW
Center Point: Latitude: 39.5 Longitude: 44.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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Camera Tilt: 50
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Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)

Nadir

GMT Date: 20010318 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 073305 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 35.6, Longitude: 43.2 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 141 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 205 nautical miles (380 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 47 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 155

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Mount Ararat (16,940 feet, 5165 m) is the largest volcano in Turkey. Although not currently active, its most recent eruption has probably been within the last 10,000 years. It is located in extreme northeastern Turkey, near the borders with Iran and Armenia. Southwest of the main peak lies Little Ararat ( 12,877 feet, 3896 m). Ahora Gorge is a northeast-trending chasm dropping 6000 feet from the top of the mountain and was the focus of a major earthquake in 1840. A number of claims by different explorers to have found remnants of Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat have led to continuing expeditions to the mountain, many of which have focused their searches on the gorge area.

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