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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS048-83-77 Date: Sep. 1991
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA
Feature: GREAT SANDY DESERT, LAKES

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  STS048-083-077 Gibson Desert, Australia September 1991
Although western Australia has hundreds of highly reflective dry lakebeds (salt flats), this area offers a unique white "U" chain of dry lakes in this hostile desert environment. Some of the lakes are namedóLake Dora, the larger lake along the western tip of the U, and Lake Auld, the elongated eastern lake. Lake Dora is part of the Rudall River National Park, an isolated park in which scientific studies are encouraged and tourism is discouraged. Located between the Great Sandy Desert to the north and the Gibson Desert to the south, the entire area is characterized by dry sand dunes and sand ridges with some grass and desert vegetation scattered across the landscape. The mottled terrain reflects burn scars caused by range fires that usually result from lightning strikes of severe thunderstorms that infrequently occur in the desert environment.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 105k
Mission: STS048  
Roll - Frame: 83 - 77
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: GREAT SANDY DESERT, LAKES  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5S x 123.5E
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: 10   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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: 20  
 
Date: 19910914   YYYYMMDD
Time: 064928   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 123.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 288   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 309   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, DUNE  
Water Views: PLAYA  
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