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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS026-46-5 Date: Oct. 1988
Geographic Region: LIBYA
Feature: JABAL AUENAT, J. ARKENU

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  STS026-046-005 Mount Uweinat, Egypt, Libya, and Sudan September 1988
Located at an elevation of 6345 feet (1935 meters) above sea level in the central Libyan Desert near the borders of northwest Sudan, southwest Egypt, and southeastern Libya, Mount Uweinat (largest of three visible mountains) is seen in this low-oblique, south-looking photograph. As one of the driest regions in the Libyan Desert, wind erosion plays a major role in shaping the landscape. Wind has formed corridors of brightly colored streaks (sand flows) and dark or gray-colored areas which are rocky plains on the lee side of mountains. The landforms of this region of Africa are the best terrestrial analogies for some of the surface processes phenomena seen in photographs of the surface of Mars. Along with Mount Arkanti (in Libya) to its north-northwest and Mount Kissu (in Sudan) to its southeast, Mount Uweinat consists of old, eroded, granitic intrusions.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 107k
Mission: STS026  
Roll - Frame: 46 - 5
Geographical Name: LIBYA  
Features: JABAL AUENAT, J. ARKENU  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.0N x 25.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 60  
 
Date: 19881003   YYYYMMDD
Time: 085814   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 24.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 145   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 173   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 56   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, DUNE, MOUNTAIN, VOLCANO  
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