STS058-101-14
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Spacecraft nadir point: 28.7° N, 86.7° E

Photo center point: 28.0° N, 87.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 150 nautical miles (278km)
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Image Caption: Mount Everest

The best, nearly cloud-free Shuttle view yet of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world at 29,028 feet. The peak, on the border between Nepal and China, is almost exactly in the center of the photograph. The challenging North Face is in shadow; valley glaciers radiate in all directions from the central massif.