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STS033-72-11
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Spacecraft nadir point: 0.8° N, 29.8° E

Photo center point: 0.0° N, 30.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 200 nautical miles (370km)
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Lakes Edward and George

One of the features of the Western Rift Valley is a string of
lakes in the valleys created by down-dropped fault blocks. Two
of these lakes, Edward (1) and George (2) are highlighted by sun-
glint in this photograph. Lake Edward straddles the Zaire-Uganda
international border, which runs approximately parallel to the
fault scarp (3) hemming in the western edge of the lake. These
lakes also have lower water levels after the severe drought of
the mid-1980's. A series of volcanic craters scar the land
between the two lakes (4). (S33-72-10, 11)