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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS079-785-16 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: BOLIVIA
Feature: PAN-SALAR DE UYUNI, COAST

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  STS079-785-016 Lake Poopo, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia September 1996
Numerous bright salars or salt flats are visible in this westerly view of the southwestern part of the Altiplano in Bolivia. Many volcanic cones (darker, roughly circular features) are visible, mainly along the western flanks of the two large salars, Uyuni (largest) and Coipasa. Lake Poopo, a light colored feature northeast of the two large salars, appears to be relatively devoid of standing water at the time this image was obtained. Some clouds partially obscure the southern end of intermittently water filled Lake Poopo. The Andes Mountains dramatically decrease in elevation in a relatively short horizontal distance along the western slopes of the mountains. Known as the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, this synoptic view shows a large section of one of the most arid regions on earth.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 336k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 785 - 16
Geographical Name: BOLIVIA  
Features: PAN-SALAR DE UYUNI, COAST  
Center Lat x Lon: 20S x 68W
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: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 131  
 
Date: 19960924   YYYYMMDD
Time: 155015   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 16.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 64.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 18   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 203   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 73   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: SALAR, VOLCANO, DESERT  
Water Views: LAKE  
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