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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS008-48-2510 Date: na 1983
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA

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  STS008-48-2510 Lake Disappointment, Western Australia, Australia September 1983
Lake Disappointment is an irregularly shaped dry lake that is located in north central Western Australia. The lake covers approximately 370650 acres (150000 ha) and is fed by the Savory Creek (not discernible on this image) that feeds into the northwest side of the lake. Lake Disappointment lies at the lowest point in a large basin (the Little Sandy Desert bioregion) of exposed sandstone. Evaporation rates far exceed the meager rainfall amount--mean annual rainfall is 7.5 inches (190 mm). Sand dunes on the lake form islands rising 16-60 feet (5-18 meters) above the bed. Notice the eastern half of the lake is darker in color, indicating that the elevation of the land is probably somewhat higher with more vegetative cover than the highly reflective western side of the lake. The lake was named in 1897 by explorer F. H. Hann who was searching for fresh water but was disappointed when he discovered that the lake was saline.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 295k
Mission: STS008  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 2510
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Center Lat x Lon: 23.5S x 123.0E
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: 250  
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: 95  
Date: 1983____   YYYYMMDD
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: RIVER, PLAYA  
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