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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-L08-99 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-MINNESOTA

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  STS059-L08-099 Mesabi and Vermilion Ranges, Minnesota, U.S.A. April 1994
The low hills of the Mesabi and Vermilion Ranges, both rich in iron ore deposits, are discernible in the center and right center of this south-looking, low-oblique photograph. The ores in the Mesabi, found in a belt 110 miles (175 kilometers) long and from 1 to 3 miles (1 to 5 kilometers) wide between Grand Rapids and Babbitt, lie in horizontal layers near the surface and are mined by the open-pit method. In Superior National Forest north of the Mesabi Range, numerous ice-covered lakes appear, the largest of which is Vermilion Lake [35 miles (56 kilometers) long]. Also discernible are blue Lake Superior and the Northern Highlands of northwest Wisconsin (upper left).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 311k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: L08 - 99
Geographical Name: USA-MINNESOTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.5N x 92.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 54   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 38  
Date: 19940411   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181722   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 91W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 185   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 49   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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