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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51G-34-12 Date: Jun. 1985
Geographic Region: DEM. REP. OF CONGO
Feature: LAKE TANGANYIKA

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  STS51G-034-0012 Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, Zaire, and Zambia June 1985
This east-looking, high-oblique photograph features Lake Tanganyika—the second deepest freshwater lake in the world with a maximum depth of 4710 feet (1436 meters) and the longest lake in the world, stretching 410 miles (660 kilometers) north to south. Its width varies between 10 and 45 miles (16 and 72 kilometers). The lake, bordered on either side by steep slopes, fills a long narrow trough in the western arm of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and supports a thriving fishing industry. The lake basin, a landform in which a block of the Earth’s crust dropped down between blocks that rise on either side, began to form nearly 25 million years ago as part of the Great Rift Valley. On the lake’s west shore is Tanganyika’s sole outlet, the Lukuga River, which is a tributary of the Zaire River (northwest portion of photograph). The Zaire River flows westward and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Other features in the photograph are shallow, silt-laden Lake Rukwa to the east of the lake and the extreme northern tip of Lake Nyasa near the southeast horizon.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 138k
Mission: STS51G  
Roll - Frame: 34 - 12
Geographical Name: DEM. REP. OF CONGO  
Features: LAKE TANGANYIKA  
Center Lat x Lon: 6.6S x 29.5E
Film Exposure: U   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 16  
 
Date: 19850618   YYYYMMDD
Time: 105702   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 5.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 23.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 345   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 193   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY, UPLAND, PLATEAU  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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