Earth - Gemini 7

Tifernine dunes in Eastern Algeria, Earth

Gemini 7 photograph of the Tifernine sand dunes in Eastern Algeria, possibly the world's highest dunes at 300 to 400 m (1000 to 1500 feet). The sand is trapped in a basin surrounded by basalt mountains. This area is south of Fort Flatters. (Gemini 7, S65-63829)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-12-05 T 19:34
Distance/Range (km): 218
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 13

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: dunes
Instrument: Hasselblad 500-c 70-mm camera, 250 mm lens
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
Filter: haze
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: S65-63829
Other Image ID number: S65-64952 (b&w)
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 65-100A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015