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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-152-38 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: KARAKORAM RA, GLACIERS

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  STS056-152-038 Karakorum Mountains (K2), China April 1993
K2 (Mount Goodwin-Austin), the worlds second tallest mountain peak (28250 feet 8611 meters above sea level), is discernible as a small concentration of white slightly left of center. Located on the Pakistan (south) and China (north) border, K2 was not successfully climbed until 1954. In addition to this isolated peak, several other peaks in this scene exceed 23000 feet (7010 meters) above sea level. Several sizable glaciers are visible (linear, whitish-looking features), mainly on the Pakistan side of the border. The glaciated river valleys (dark linear features) drain northward towards the interior in the top half of the image, while the glaciated valleys in the southern half of the image are tributaries of the Indus River Basin. STS56-152-033 has a small area along its southeastern corner that provides some overlap with this image (upper left).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 152 - 38
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: KARAKORAM RA, GLACIERS  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 76.5E
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: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199304__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, FAULT, GLACIER  
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