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S35-606-056 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-606-056 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 mission

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Description: ``Earth observation images Lake Fatuibine, Mali, Africa taken during the STS-35 mission from Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. In the harsh environment of North Africa's Sahara Desert, native peoples have developed unique strategies of survival. Looking like a giant spear point on the ground, Lake Fatuibine, Mali, Africa is a natural catch basin or inland delta near Timbuktu along the course of the Niger River. During the wet season, floodwaters are diverted into this natural reservoir and used to sustain the local population through the long hot dry season. ``

Subject Terms: STS-35 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)

Date Taken: 12/1/1990 0:00

Categories: Earth Observations

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Original: Film - 70MM CT

Preservation File Format: TIFF

geon: MALI

feat: LAKE FAGUIBINE

lat: 16.5

lon: -4

tilt: Low Oblique

cldp: 0

nlat: 14.5

nlon: -5.4

dir: NE
STS-35

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1990
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