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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-702-23 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: PAKISTAN
Feature: SALT FLAT

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  STS087-702-23 Kolwa Valley, Pakistan November 1997
The paralleling and tilted rock beds of the Central Makran Mountains flank one of many arid valleys in southwest Pakistan. This particular valley, known as the Kolwa Valley, includes a sizeable dry lake (highly reflective surface near center) that extends in a gentle arc from northeast to southwest. The valley was named for a small village that is situated near the southwest end of the valley. The folded mountains and valleys shown in this image are the result of tremendous tectonic forces, created by the Indian Plate colliding with the more massive Eurasian Plate. The alternating light and dark linear features that radiate into the valley from the surrounding rugged hills and low mountains are alluvial deposits that have formed along the flanks of the low mountainous relief. The small dark spots within the valley show the location and distribution of limited agricultural activity where adequate moisture permits.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 396k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 702 - 23
Geographical Name: PAKISTAN  
Features: SALT FLAT  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.0N x 64.5E
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: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 119  
Date: 19971127   YYYYMMDD
Time: 044109   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 64.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 135   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: PLAYA  
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