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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS052-82-7 Date: Oct. 1992
Geographic Region: NIGER

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  STS052-082-007 Sandy Desert, Eastern Chad October 1992
The scene displayed in this high-oblique, southeast-looking photograph, which points toward the Ennedi Plateau (darker structure toward the horizon) of eastern Chad, is part of the great Sahara Desert. This photograph shows vast quantities of sand and several major corridors where sand continually moves across a landscape that has little or no vegetation. The only impediments to the sand, which is moved by the prevailing northeasterly winds, are the darker, fragmented remnants of resistant sandstone rock outcrops. The reds, yellows, and oranges identify the various sand colors in the region. The somewhat linear, uniform bands are depressions where massive deposits of sand have accumulated. It is through these "sand valleys" that much of the blowing sand is channeled during sandstorms. This photograph helps explain why this hostile environment does not promote the establishment of permanent human settlements.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 87k
Mission: STS052  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 7
Geographical Name: NIGER  
Center Lat x Lon: 19.0N x 15.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 45  
Date: 19921025   YYYYMMDD
Time: 113350   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 24.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 214   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 157   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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