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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-82-60 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS

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  STS058-082-060 Mount Whitney and Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, U.S.A. October 1993
Mount Whitney [(14 491 feet) (4417 meters)], part of the snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains, is the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states. The sharp crest lines of the granite rocks are vivid evidence that these mountains were carved by past ice age glaciers. The north-south-aligned, U-shaped Kern River Valley, easily recognizable by the deep shadows cast on the valley walls, is actually a fault where glaciation further modified and produced a valley. The headwaters of Kings River Canyon, an east-west feature, lies north of the source for the Kern River.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 416k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 60
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.5N x 118.5W
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: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 194  
 
Date: 19931030   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163250   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 118.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 130   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 24   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FAULT, FOREST  
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