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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS102-344-23 Date: Mar. 2001
Geographic Region: TURKEY
Feature: MT. ARARAT, SNOW


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Mount Ararat (16,940 feet, 5165 m) is the largest volcano in Turkey. Although not currently active, its most recent eruption has probably been within the last 10,000 years. It is located in extreme northeastern Turkey, near the borders with Iran and Armenia. Southwest of the main peak lies Little Ararat ( 12,877 feet, 3896 m). Ahora Gorge is a northeast-trending chasm dropping 6000 feet from the top of the mountain and was the focus of a major earthquake in 1840. A number of claims by different explorers to have found remnants of Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat have led to continuing expeditions to the mountain, many of which have focused their searches on the gorge area.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 52k
Mission: STS102  
Roll - Frame: 344 - 23
Geographical Name: TURKEY  
Features: MT. ARARAT, SNOW  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 44.5E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
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Camera Tilt: 50   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
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Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 155  
 
Date: 20010318   YYYYMMDD
Time: 073305   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 43.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 141   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 205   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VOLCANO  
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