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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-739-36 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-NEVADA

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  STS090-739-036 Lake Mead, Nevada/Arizona, USA April 1998
The rugged desert landscape around Lake Mead is evident in this south looking view of southeastern Nevada and northwest Arizona. Numerous mountain ranges and cliffs, including Muddy Mountains (northwest of the lake), Black Mountains (along the eastern side of the Colorado River south of Hoover Dam), Virgin Mountains (northeast of lake), and the Grand Wash Cliffs (south of the lake), can be identified across the region. The Colorado River enters Lake Mead from the eastern side (left center) of the picture. Two distinct tributaries, the Virgin River from the north and the Meadow Valley Wash from the northwest, feed into the elongated, north-south arm of the lake. The Colorado River can be seen meandering south (forming the border between Arizona and Nevada) from the southwest section of Lake Mead after the river water passes through Hoover Dam (not detectable on this image). The light colored, linear features south of Lake Mead are washes (intermittent stream channels). The easternmost wash is connected to Red (Dry) Lake that can be seen in the southeast corner of the picture. Other lighter colored areas scattered across the desert terrain are also salt flats or dry lakebeds.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 300k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 739 - 36
Geographical Name: USA-NEVADA  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 115.5W
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: 52   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 162  
Date: 19980427   YYYYMMDD
Time: 192455   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 174   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 131   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 65   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER, PLAYA  
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