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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS027-39-27 Date: Dec. 1988
Geographic Region: INDIA

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  STS027-039-027 Himalaya Mountains and Northeast India December 1988
This high-oblique, northeast-looking photograph of northeast India and a small part of the Tibetan Plateau of China provides a view of various landforms. Visible is a segment of the east-west trending Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range, with many ridgelines and peaks exceeding 20 000 feet (6095 meters). These mountains were created by the dramatic collision of the Australian-Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. The water levels of numerous blue lakes on the high plateau of Tibet are primarily maintained by meltwater from the snow and glaciers of the high Himalayas. Immediately north of these lakes, elevations rise to more than 15 000 feet (4710 meters). In contrast to the arid Tibetan Plateau is the Brahmaputra River valley of northeast India, the world's second wettest spot (the island of Kauai, Hawaii, is the wettest). Most of the rainfall occurs in the Brahmaputra valley during the monsoon season of northeast India. The Brahmaputra River with its braided multichannels bends south around the Kasi Hills of northeast India. A small part of the highly populated Ganges River Plain is visible along the southern edge of the photograph.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 164k
Mission: STS027  
Roll - Frame: 39 - 27
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Features: GANGES RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: HO   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 9  
Date: 19881203   YYYYMMDD
Time: 030054   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 85.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 131   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 241   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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