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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS060-83-16 Date: Feb. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO

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  STS060-083-016 White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, U.S.A. February 1994
This photograph displays the two distinct parts of the world's largest gypsum sand field, White Sands National Monument located in the Tularosa Basin in south-central New Mexico--the highly reflective eastern half, consisting of an assortment of gypsum dunes, and the western half, an alkali flat. Rain and snow from the San Andres Mountains and the Sacramento Mountains dissolve gypsum from the rocks and carry it to White Sands. The southwest corner of the monument, the lowest spot in the Tularosa Valley, changes from a dry lakebed into Lake Lucero when rain falls. The dark areas along the southern and eastern fringes of White Sands National Monument display low-growing vegetation that survives the ever-shifting gypsum sands.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 306k
Mission: STS060  
Roll - Frame: 83 - 16
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.0N x 106.5W
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: 20   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 116  
Date: 19940210   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201015   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 197   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 191   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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