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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-704-92 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: IRAN
Feature: NAMAK SALT WASTE

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  STS091-704-092 Namak Desert, Iran June 1998
Located in northeast Iran, the Namak Desert includes the extensive, highly reflective salt waste or dry lake (center image). Runoff from very limited precipitation that occurs in this arid region drains toward the dry lake. A westerly draining stream valley (light-colored linear feature) extends towards the top center as the intermittently flowing stream heads towards the Great Salt Desert (not in this view). The darker looking, generally elongated features are mountain ranges that enclose many of the arid valleys in northeastern Iran. Elevation differences or local relief between the valley floors and mountain peaks or ridgelines vary from less than 1000 feet (305 meters) to well over 3000 feet (914 meters). Large quantities of eroded materials (uniform-looking color) have formed piedmont alluvial plains around the base of the mountains. The object in the lower left corner of the image is part of the Space Shuttle.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 106k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 704 - 92
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Features: NAMAK SALT WASTE  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5N x 58.0E
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: 44   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 57  
 
Date: 19980606   YYYYMMDD
Time: 114418   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 60.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 274   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 198   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: PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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