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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-750-62 Date: May 1998
Geographic Region: USA-COLORADO

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  STS090-750-062 Denver International Airport, Colorado, USA April 1998
The multiple runways of the Denver International Airport can be seen in the center of the image. The light colored, linear features that are located south and west of the airport are Interstate Highway 70 (east-west)and Interstate Highway 76 (northeast- southwest), respectively. Most of the rural land in the scene of the western High Plains shows a variety of cultivated field patterns of varying sizes, shapes (rectangular), and colors, where irrigation and dry land farming is practiced. The region receives an average 15 inches (38 cm) of precipitation per year, producing a semi arid climate. A few circular fields indicate that the center pivot irrigation technique is being used on a limited basis in the region. Barr Lake, a state park (dark feature northwest of the airport), is located on the Beebe Seep Canal. Immediately west of this feature, the gently curving floodplain of the South Platte River is barely visible as it heads northward. Most of the southwestern quadrant of the picture consists of urban development, as the cities of Denver and Aurora expand eastward. Cherry Creek Lake (dark feature with a smooth-looking shoreline southwest of the airport) is gradually being encircled by urban growth. This image is oriented with north at the bottom.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 363k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 750 - 62
Geographical Name: USA-COLORADO  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 104.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 240  
Date: 19980502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 155638   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 103.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 109   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 132   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: DENVER  
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