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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS106-718-9 Date: Sep. 2000
Geographic Region: SWITZERLAND
Feature: BERNESE ALPS, JUNGFRAU PEAK, LAKES

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  The Bernese Alps form the centerpiece of this late summer view of Switzerland; Jungfrau (J - 4158 m), Moench (M - 4089 m), and Eiger (E - 3970 m) are among the higher peaks of the Central Alps. North of the range is the city of Interlaken, flanked by the Thune See and Brienzer See (lakes); the long, straight-segmented valley of the Rhone lies to the south.

On the southern flank of the Jungfrau massif is the Aletsch glacier, meltwaters of which feed the upper Rhone; another source is the Rhone glacier at the eastern end of the valley. One estimate holds that roughly half the ice in glaciers of the European Alps has melted since 1850. U-shaped valleys carved by glaciers are clearly visible; some, such as that of the Rhone, have been modified by through-flowing rivers.

The Swiss Alps are elements of a great mountain system that was constructed as Africa and Eurasia collided, starting more than 90 million years ago. Ancient basement rocks (>325 million years old) of the Bernese Alps were uplifted, folded, and forced northward between ~29 and 10 million years ago.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 111k
Mission: STS106  
Roll - Frame: 718 - 9
Geographical Name: SWITZERLAND  
Features: BERNESE ALPS, JUNGFRAU PEAK, LAKES  
Center Lat x Lon: 46.5N x 8.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 52   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 45  
 
Date: 20000911   YYYYMMDD
Time: 074657   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 4.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 111   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 187   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: GLACIER, MOUNTAIN, RANGE, VALLEY  
Water Views: ICE  
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