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STS050-83-33
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Spacecraft nadir point: 28.5° N, 1.9° W

Photo center point: 29.5° N, 1.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 162 nautical miles (300km)
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Image Caption: Patterns of yellow and orange dunes of the Great Western Sand Sea of Algeria (29.5N, 1.5W) contrast with the black folded sedimentary rocks in the central Sahara Desert. A small dry riverbed, along the line between the thick sands and the black rocks brings in sediment from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Southwest winds blow sand from the bed to form a thick sand sheet on the downwind side of the river to contrast with the thin upwind dune strips.