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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-98-26 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA
Feature: LAKE VIEDMA, L. ARGENTINO

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  STS056-098-026 Southern Andes Mountains, Argentina and Chile April 1993
The Andes Mountains terminate at the southern end of Chile and Argentina in a jumble of islands and fjords. This low-oblique, south-looking photograph shows the fragmented landscape as the South American continent gradually ends in Tierra del Fuego. Part of the Strait of Magellan is barely visible near the horizon. Numerous glacier lakes can be seen on either side of the north-south axis of the ice- and snow-covered Andes Mountains. The mountains gradually decrease in elevation, from approximately 10 000 feet (3048 meters) in this photograph to 4000 feet (1220 meters) and less above sea level near the horizon. Lake Viedma (northernmost) and Lake Argentino—the two larger light blue lakes at the northern end of the photograph—constantly receive meltwater from the western glaciers. The brownish-tan terrain east of the Andes Mountains is a plateau where the constantly blowing west wind, coupled with very limited precipitation, produces a harsh, barren, almost nonvegetated landscape in this Argentine region of Patagonia.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 119k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 98 - 26
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Features: LAKE VIEDMA, L. ARGENTINO  
Center Lat x Lon: 50.5S x 71.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 50   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
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: 103  
 
Date: 19930414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 160515   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.3S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 70.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 11   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 167   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, PLAIN, PLATEAU, GLACIER, ISLAND  
Water Views: LAKE, STRAIT, INLET, BAY  
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