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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS085-505-62 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: TURKEY
Feature: KUS LAKE, MARMARA SEA

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  STS085-505-062 Sea of Marmara, Turkey August 1997
The small inland Sea of Marmara (The Sea of Marble), between the European (bottom) Turkey and Asiatic (upper) Turkey, can be seen in this south-southwest-looking view. The sea is 170 miles (275 km) long and 50 miles (80 km) at its maximum width. The Sea of Marmara covers an area of 4,300 square miles (11,800 square km). Its maximum depth is about 4,500 feet (1370 meters) and there are no strong currents. The tidal range is minimum. The Sea of Marmara is a strategically important sea route for the shipping fleets of the world that travel between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Numerous islands are situated in the Sea of Marmara, including the island of Marmara (lower right quadrant) where marble and alabaster are quarried.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 267k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 505 - 62
Geographical Name: TURKEY  
Features: KUS LAKE, MARMARA SEA  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5N x 27.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199708__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, ISLAND  
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  
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