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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS047-151-35 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: IRAN
Feature: ZAGROS MTS.

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  STS047-151-035 Zagros Mountains, Iran September, 1992
One of the most beautifully folded mountain ranges in the world, the southern Zagros Mountains of western Iran can be seen in this south-southwest looking low oblique view. Pushed up by the collision of crustal plates, the Zagros Mountains were buckled into high folds, or anticlines, and depressions, or synclines. Extending from northwest to southeast is a broad zone of long parallel lines of enormous hogback ridges and deep intervening valleys (right center to upper center of the image). There are numerous salt marshes in many of the valleys, such as Lake Bakhtegan, visible in the lower left portion of the image. Iranís major oil fields lie along the western foothills, where salt domes have trapped oil. The Persian Gulf is visible in the upper right portion of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 95k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 35
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Features: ZAGROS MTS.  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 54.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 11  
 
Date: 19920913   YYYYMMDD
Time: 053440   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 51.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 115   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 167   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 42   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FAULT  
Water Views: LAKE  
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