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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS077-728-57 Date: May 1996
Geographic Region: PERU

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  STS077-728-057 Yauca and Acari River Canyons, Peru May 1996
The dry, canyonlike terrain of the Peruvian coast is visible in this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Clouds cover the western Andes Mountains, the longest mountain system in the world, which began to form 600 million years ago. Uplifted coastal plains deeply grooved the coastal areas, sculpturing deep canyons, some of which extend to the coast. A slow uplift continues to build the Andes, which are rising approximately 4 inches (10 centimeters) each century. Visible are many small canyons and two major ones--the Acari River Canyon (center of photograph) and the Yauca River Canyon to its south. Some irrigation is discernible in both river valleys and near the coast where the rivers empty into the Pacific Ocean. Point Chala appears at the bottom right of the photograph.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 130k
Mission: STS077  
Roll - Frame: 728 - 57
Geographical Name: PERU  
Center Lat x Lon: 15S x 74.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 70  
Date: 19960523   YYYYMMDD
Time: 184950   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 72.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 322   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 153   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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