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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS052-151-159 Date: Oct. 1992
Geographic Region: ALGERIA

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  STS052-151-159 Tassili N' Ajjer, Algeria October 1992
The northeastern extension of the Tassili N' Ajjer is an austere, beautiful desert. From the dark, heavily eroded sandstone plateau in the southwestern quadrant of the photograph to the numerous drainage valleys filled with scattered sand sheets and sand dunes, the vivid desert colors range from dull red to black. The wide variety of colors results from desert varnish, which is a thin layer of metallic oxides dissolved from the rocks and deposited on the surface as a stain. This area in southeast Algeria is strategic because it is on the Algeria-Libya border. The border is visible near the center of the photograph in the gray area where very narrow lines could be a roadway, a fence line, or a combination of the two.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 103k
Mission: STS052  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 159
Geographical Name: ALGERIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.5N x 8.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 29  
Date: 19921024   YYYYMMDD
Time: 112604   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 9.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 188   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 158   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, PLAYA  
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