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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-150-24 Date: Sep. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: DEATH VALLEY AREA

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  STS068-150-024 Pahrump Valley and Death Valley, Nevada and California, U.S.A. October 1994
Many arid landforms of California and southwestern Nevada are captured in this low-oblique, generally west-looking photograph. At the bottom of the photograph, the partially cloud-covered Spring Mountains are visible, immediately west of which the well-defined drainage pattern of the sparsely vegetated Pahrump Valley can be traced. The intermittently flowing Amargosa River heads southward, makes a U-turn around the southern end of the Amargosa Mountains, and finally flows northwesterly into Death Valley. The very white area is salt residue that has been deposited on the surface of Death Valley Dry Lake [282 feet (86 meters) below sea level—the lowest point in North America]. Because this region receives an average of only 2 inches (5 centimeters) of precipitation per year, the water courses normally do not transport much water. The large Panamint Mountains are visible immediately west of Death Valley. Small, circular, pivot irrigation fields in the Amargosa Desert are the only visual evidence of human activity in this blistering desert landscape.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 273k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 150 - 24
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: DEATH VALLEY AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 116.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 46   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 8  
 
Date: 19940930   YYYYMMDD
Time: 220742   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 115W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 231   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, VALLEY, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, PLAYA  
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