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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS035-76-50 Date: Dec. 1990
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA
Feature: COAST-MERMAID SOUND

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  STS035-076-050 Dampier Area, Western Australia, Australia December 1990
The highly reflective surfaces near the middle of the photograph show the location of evaporative pans where salt is being mined on the northwest coast of Western Australia. The Burrup Peninsula, the large peninsula pointing northward (right) has an abundance of prehistoric rock engravings. Part of the extensive Dampier Archipelago is visible along the coastline. This archipelago consists of 42 islands. The islands were formed approximately 7000 years ago when rising water from the melting glaciers (last Ice Age) flooded the coastal valleys.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 282k
Mission: STS035  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 50
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: COAST-MERMAID SOUND  
Center Lat x Lon: 21S x 117.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 94  
 
Date: 19901208   YYYYMMDD
Time: 053011   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 119.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 259   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 188   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 67   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PENINSULA  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  
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