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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS036-76-75 Date: Mar. 1990
Geographic Region: PAKISTAN

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  STS036-076-075 Makran Mountains, Pakistan March 1990
While the collision of the Australian-Indian Tectonic Plate and the Eurasian Plate created the Himalayan Mountains millions of years ago, the land masses on either side of this northward force formed the folded, generally north-south trending Makran, Kirthar, and Sulaiman Ranges along the western border of Pakistan shown in this high-oblique, southwest-viewing photograph. The gently arcing northern Sulaiman Range splits into two separate ranges--the north-south trending Kirthar Range immediately west of the Indus River floodplain and the Makran Range that arcs westward near the coast and extends into southeastern Iran. The Chagai Hills, a smaller east-west trending range separates two sandy western deserts and form the boundary between southern Afghanistan and southwestern Pakistan. A small segment of the Indus River and its broad floodplain are visible along the eastern edge of the photograph.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 84k
Mission: STS036  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 75
Geographical Name: PAKISTAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.5N x 67.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 48  
Date: 19900303   YYYYMMDD
Time: 061934   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 71.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 155   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 126   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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