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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-112-28 Date: na 1993
Geographic Region: PARAGUAY
Feature: CONCEPION, PARAGUAY R.

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  STS058-112-028 Paraguay River, Conception Area, Paraguay October 1993
The Paraguay River separates the landlocked country of Paraguay into sharply contrasting regions. East of the river (left) the topography consists of low plateaus, rolling hills, grasslands, and forests. West of the Paraguay River the landscape changes to a relatively flat alluvial plain with much of the area covered by permanent swamps. The region is known as the Paraguayan Chaco, which consists of palm forests and extensive marshes. The Paraguay River is subject to annual flooding and frequent shifts of its main channel. Notice in this color infrared image that the broad extent of the Paraguay River floodplain is represented by a pinkish strip (top center to bottom center) along the west bank of the river. The darker, clustered areas show the location of dense stands of vegetation, mainly woodlands. The thin, light-colored, lines (especially the east-west line running through the middle of the picture) are highways. The river city of Conception (light-colored area along the east side of the river) can be identified near the left (middle) margin of the image. The small, blotchy-looking terrain west of Conception is the result of intensive agricultural operations on the more elevated land.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 302k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 112 - 28
Geographical Name: PARAGUAY  
Features: CONCEPION, PARAGUAY R.  
Center Lat x Lon: 23.5S x 57.5W
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: LO   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: 1993____   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: PLAIN, HILL  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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