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Spacecraft nadir point: 25.8° N, 0.0° E

Photo center point: 31.0° N, 1.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 162 nautical miles (300km)
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STS045-151-038: Atlas Pallets Over Atlas Mountains Taken from a
point over Mali in the western Sahara, this northwest-looking
view past the payload bay shows dunes in the Iguidi dune sea and
colors characteristic of the Saharan side of the Atlas Mountains.
It also shows the fringe of the Atlas Mountains (technically the
Anti-Atlas) dimly in the far distance. The edge of a large
sandstorm can be seen. The sandstorm transported sand and dust
to Yugoslavia and beyond.




ATLAS pallets are backdropped against the Atlas Mountains (31.0N, 1.0W). ATLAS is an acronym for ATmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science. Taken from a point over Mali, in the western Sahara, the northwest looking view shows dunes in the Iguidi dune sea and colors characteristic of the Saharan side of the Atlas Mountains. The edge of a large sandstorm, that transported sand and dust to Yugoslavia and beyond, can also be seen.