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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS008-E-6150 Date: Nov. 2003
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: MT. EVEREST, GLACIERS, SNOW

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  The Many Faces of Mount Everest:
Space is a good place to ponder the world's extremes and nature's variability. For example, photographing the highest point on the planet is a favorite target (and a long-standing challenge) for astronauts orbiting the Earth. Despite Everest's planetary stature, it is not an easy peak to locate while zipping over the mountains at 7 kilometers per second.

Over the years, astronauts have used various viewing angles and lenses to capture the many faces of Everest. Differing seasons and illumination allow for very different, but always spectacular perspectives. The current astronauts on the International Space Station obtained this view of Mt. Everest in late November 2003.

Earlier views of Mt Everest can be viewed at the following links:
Mount Everest (Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World)
Mount Everest from the International Space Station
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 66k
Mission: ISS008  
Roll - Frame: E - 6150
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: MT. EVEREST, GLACIERS, SNOW  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 87.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 20031126   YYYYMMDD
Time: 10____   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: MOUNTAIN, GLACIER  
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