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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-704-84 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-NEVADA
Feature: PYRAMID L., CARSON SINK

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  STS073-704-084 Carson Sink, Nevada, U.S.A. October 1995
Large, highly reflective Carson Sink, near the center of this low-oblique, west-looking photograph, is a dry lakebed measuring approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) in diameter. A part of the larger Carson Desert, Carson Sink is very flat, with an elevation that varies less than 10 feet in its central part. Its salt-encrusted surface is devoid of vegetation except for small areas of saw grass at the mouths of the Carson River, which enters the sink from the southwest, and the Humboldt River, which enters the sink from the north. Because both of these rivers flow only intermittently, with any available water being diverted for agriculture farther upstream, little water actually reaches Carson Sink. A series of northeast-southwest-oriented mountain ranges east of Carson Sink—the Stillwater Range, Clan Alpine Mountains, and Desatoya Mountains—are separated by valleys that contain smaller, highly reflective dry lakes. Large Pyramid Lake and Lake Tahoe appear west and southwest, respectively, of Carson Sink.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 342k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 704 - 84
Geographical Name: USA-NEVADA  
Features: PYRAMID L., CARSON SINK  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 119W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 36  
 
Date: 19951022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 183235   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 112.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 166   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: LAKE, PLAYA  
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Man Made Views:  
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