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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-103-99 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA
Feature: BUENOS AIRES

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  STS056-103-099 Buenos Aires, Argentina April 1993
With a population of 12.2 million people, Buenos Aires has become the world’s tenth largest metropolitan complex, with approximately 35 percent of the country’s population residing in the greater Buenos Aires conurbation. Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is also the country’s chief seaport and its industrial, commercial, and social center. Situated on the southwestern end of the Rio de la Plata at the mouth of the Paraná and Uruguay Rivers and the northeastern edge of the pampas (Argentina’s most productive agricultural region), Buenos Aires has access to south-central South America and the rest of the world. The city has become the distribution hub and trading center for a large portion of southern South America. Several features of the urban infrastructure are visible in this near-vertical photograph—runways of airports, and highways and railroads radiating from the central part of the city, which is located near the waterfront. South of downtown, the Matanza River flows northeastward, emptying into the Rio de la Plata.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 113k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 103 - 99
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Features: BUENOS AIRES  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5S x 58.5W
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: 2   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 39  
 
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 153555   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 58.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 7   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 164   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, COAST  
Water Views: SEDIMENT, ESTUARY, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views: BUENOS AIRES  
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