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Spacecraft nadir point: 27.3° N, 11.3° E

Photo center point: 27.0° N, 11.0° E

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Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 158 nautical miles (293km)
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Image Caption: Desert landscapes such as this part of the northern Sahara (27.0N, 11.0E) may be analogous to other planets which have no soil or plant growth. The dark rocks in this view are probably volcanic in origin and have many stream beds leading into the dune areas. These stream beds carry sediments towards the lower terrain where the water evaporates, leaving the sediments to be wind blown into the complex dune patterns. The red color comes from iron oxides.