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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS066-157-144 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: UZBEKISTAN
Feature: DRY LAKE SW ARAL SEA

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  STS066-157-144 Barsa-Kel’mes Salt Flat, Uzbekistan November 1994
Located southwest of the Aral Sea on the eastern Ustyurt Plateau, the Barsa-Kel’mes Salt Flat (bottom center) is visible in this near nadir-looking view. The salt flat, which at times is filled with a shallow pool of water, is ice-covered during this early winter scene. The unfrozen waters of the Sudoch’ye Salt Lake (darker feature) can be seen in the upper right portion of the image. The Ustyurt Plateau is a desert tableland of an eroded landscape of horizontally bedded sandstone that sits at an altitude of between 490 to 980 feet (150 to 300 meters). The plateau is located between the Caspian and Aral Seas. The plateau’s semi-nomadic population raises sheep, goats, and camels.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 254k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 157 - 144
Geographical Name: UZBEKISTAN  
Features: DRY LAKE SW ARAL SEA  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 57.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 74  
 
Date: 19941108   YYYYMMDD
Time: 071658   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 58.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 171   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 29   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU  
Water Views: LAKE, PLAYA  
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