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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS035-76-54 Date: Dec. 1990
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA

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  STS035-076-054 Port Hedland Area, Western Australia, Australia December 1990
The two highly reflective features are part of a flourishing salt mining operation (salt evaporation-pans) along the shoreline in northern Western Australia. The two north flowing river systems (flow is to the right) are the Turner and the Yule River (most westerly). Although these rivers flow only intermittently through the arid region, the tropical rains that do fall during the summer months have sufficient flow to build sizable deltas (slightly darker, more vegetated landscape) along the coast. There is also a narrow band of mangrove forest (darker areas) along the coast.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 297k
Mission: STS035  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 54
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.5S x 118.5E
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: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 94  
Date: 19901208   YYYYMMDD
Time: 053028   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 120.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 259   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 187   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 66   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  
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