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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS070-715-100 Date: Jul. 1995
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

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  STS070-715-100 Grand Salt Flats, Argentina July 1995
The two large whitish-tan features in this low-oblique photograph are salt flats (salt lakes) approximately 100 miles (170 kilometers) north-northwest of Córdoba, Argentina. Salinas de Ambargasto, the northern salt flat, and Salinas Grande, the southern flat, are collectively called the Salinas Grandes. Most often these salt flats are found in semiarid regions within a series of elongated basins and generally north-south trending mountain ranges that have broad depressions. The flats often occur at the low points of valleys that have no exterior drainage. Despite the lack of abundant rainfall--approximately 12 inches (30 centimeters) annually--large cultivated grain fields are observed east and west of the salt flats. Thin lines delineate roads and railroad rights-of-way, and smaller, lighter areas along transportation arteries are towns and villages.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 129k
Mission: STS070  
Roll - Frame: 715 - 100
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5S x 64.5W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
Date: 199507__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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