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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS089-707-91 Date: Jan. 1998
Geographic Region: CHILE

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  STS089-707-091 Lakes Alumine, Caburgua, and Colico, Chile January 1998
Surrounded by forested mountains, Lakes Caburgua and Colico formed inside glacial troughs that descended from the Andes Mountains into the forelands. Though Lake Alumine evolved the same way, its location is on the lee or dry side of the Andes Mountains prevents the growth of forests around the lake. The glaciers built terminal moraines, behind which the melting waters were dammed during deglaciation nearly 12000 years ago. All of the lakes enjoy a balanced water budget and clean water due to the snowmelt in the Andes. These lakes are also rich in sports fish, particularly trout which are stocked in the Andean lakes. The region is a renowned tourist attraction. The snow-capped peak near the bottom center portion of the image is Llaima Volcano. This 10252 foot (3124 meters) volcano is a stratovolcano that last erupted in late August early September, 1992. The volcano has been very active in historical times.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 355k
Mission: STS089  
Roll - Frame: 707 - 91
Geographical Name: CHILE  
Features: LAKE ALUMINE  
Center Lat x Lon: 39S x 71.5W
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: 11   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 28  
Date: 19980124   YYYYMMDD
Time: 211417   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 70.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 270   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 208   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 31   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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