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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS41D-42-23 Date: Sep. 1984
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA
Feature: GASCOYNE RIVER

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  STS41D-42-0023 GASCOYNE RIVER, WA, AUSTRALIA, SEPTEMBER, 1984
An intricate and detailed drainage pattern of the ephemeral Gascoyne River (dark swath bottom center to upper left) can be observed in this arid region north of the Maeadam Plains in Western Australia. Numerous ephemeral tributary streams feed into the wide floodplain of the Gascoyne River from both the north and the south. Maps show this part of the river as a dry stream channel. The darker, linear features within the various braided stream channels are either an indication of some moisture (hence the darker appearance) or more likely, evidence the floodplain has sufficient moisture to support more vegetation than the surrounding desert landscape.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 320k
Mission: STS41D  
Roll - Frame: 42 - 23
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: GASCOYNE RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 25S x 117.0E
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: 8   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 92  
 
Date: 19840905   YYYYMMDD
Time: 062744   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.2S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 103   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
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