Earth - Gemini 7

The Sahara Desert in Western Algeria on Earth

Gemini 7 photograph of the Sahara desert southeast of Bechar in Western Algeria. The lower and left portions of the image show dunes, long ridges 8 to 16 km (5 to 10 miles) apart, 150 to 250 m (500 to 800 ft) high, and hundreds of km long. A wadi, or stream bed which is usually dry, the Oued Saoura, is at the upper right of the image, and is filled with water from a recent rain. To the left of it is a recently formed ephemeral lake. North is up. (Gemini 7, S65-63830)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-12-05 T 19:32
Distance/Range (km): 218
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +31.,357.
Orbit(s): 13

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: dunes, water
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: S65-63830
Other Image ID number: S65-64951 (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