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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-L06-10 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

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  STS059-L06-010 Thompson River Basin, Queensland, Australia April 1994
Two large ephemeral drainage systems (Thomson River at center and Diamantina River at upper right) can be traced across the semiarid central Queensland landscape in this southwest-looking view. Both rivers drain southwestward in this section of the Great Artesian Basin. The Outback (bottom half of image) is made up of gently rolling hills but mainly flat prairie grasslands. Farther southwest, the landscape is dramatically eroded, almost giving the upper half of the picture a three dimensional quality. The confluence of the Thompson River and Aramac Creek is visible near the bottom center of the image. Darker areas near the top of the image are river floodplains that can broaden considerably and become ephemeral lagoons during wet periods. The Barcoo River, another ephemeral drainage basin, can also be seen parallel to and east of the Thomson River.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 274k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: L06 - 10
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 23.5S x 144.0E
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: 44   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
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: 94  
Date: 19940415   YYYYMMDD
Time: 053141   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.2S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 145.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 299   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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