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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-728-83 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

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  STS081-728-083 Rio Limay, Argentina January 1997
The varying width of the Limay and Collon Cura Rivers (dark, linear features) create substantial reservoirs, constructed to produce hydroelectric power for Argentina. The water in these reservoirs provides a dramatic color contrast with the sparsely vegetated, arid terrain of the rugged plateau of Patagonia in southern Argentina. Two glacially formed lakes (dark features, top) are visible within valleys on the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains (top). The larger, southern lake is Lago Nahuel Huapi and the narrow northern lake is Lago Traful. These lakes and numerous smaller lakes within the Andes Mountains provide snow and ice runoff that feeds the rivers and streams along the eastern front of the Andes Mountains. This section of the northeasterly flowing Rio Limay forms the border between Neuquen Province (north of the river) and northwest Rio Negro Province (south of the river). The south flowing Rio Collon Cura is seen merging with the Rio Limay near the center of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 340k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 728 - 83
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 41S x 70W
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: 45   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 132  
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181336   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 68.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 307   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 205   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 64   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RESERVOIR  
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