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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS094-712-21 Date: Jul. 1997
Geographic Region: INDIA
Feature: SAMBHAR SALT LAKE

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  STS094-712-021 Sambhar Salt Lake, India July 1997
The elongated Sambhar Salt Lake, situated in a depression of the low, northeast-southwest trending Aravalli Mountains (a few faint ridgelines are visible in the upper left quadrant), is recognizable at the center of the image. The general region is on the eastern fringe of the Great Indian (Thar) Desert and the western edge of the semiarid climate of northwest India. The lake is just west of the Indian city of Jaipur. This ephemeral salt lake measures approximately 20 miles (32 km) in an east-west direction. Several distinct sections of the lake can be identified. For example a couple of areas of standing water are visible (uniform, tan-looking) as well as the highly mineralized, dry surface (whitish-looking area). The lake is used intensively for the commercial mining of salt. Water levels in the lake fluctuates dramatically, depending on how much precipitation the region receives in a given year.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 286k
Mission: STS094  
Roll - Frame: 712 - 21
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Features: SAMBHAR SALT LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 27.0N x 75.0E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199707__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  
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