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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS008-48-2494 Date: na 1983
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-SA

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  STS008-48-2494 Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia September 1983
While most of the landforms in the geographic center of the continent are subdued, Ayers Rock (slightly right of center) and the larger Olgas structure (located west of Ayers Rock--middle left side of image) are impressive eminences that rise several thousand feet above the desert plateau. Ayers Rock, probably the most famous of the rounded sandstone monoliths, is coarse-grained, arkosic sandstone. The Olgas are comprised of massive conglomerate beds. Both structures display rounded surfaces covered by conspicuous exfoliation and are resistant erosional remnants. Located in Uluru National Park (approximately 300 miles--480 kilometers--southwest of Alice Springs), Ayers Rock is a popular tourist attraction visited by several hundred thousand visitors every year. A section of the Amadeus Depression, a generally northwest-southeast oriented structure, is expressed by Lake Amadeus, the highly reflective dry lake along the top of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 318k
Mission: STS008  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 2494
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-SA  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5S x 131.0E
Film Exposure: U   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 93  
Date: 1983____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: PLAYA  
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