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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS095-716-18 Date: Nov. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS095-716-018 Houston Area, Texas, USA November 1998
At least ten major highways converge near downtown Houston (concentrated, bright spot near center of the image), the fourth most populated city in the United States. These highways include Interstate Highways 10 and 45, as well as several other state highways. The gridded, north-south and east-west street pattern within the urban area and the outer beltway (Sam Houston Tollway) can be traced around the outskirts of the growing metropolitan area. The uniform looking dark green areas north and east of the city are mainly undeveloped, heavily wooded, floodplain of the San Jacinto and Trinity Rivers. Houston's international ocean traffic route can be traced through Galveston Bay (by the pattern of darker sediments around the dredged channel) to port facilities in the Houston Ship Channel (dark line with white edges that extends east from near downtown Houston). The opaque, oval-shaped feature on the east edge of the image is Lake Anahuac.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 362k
Mission: STS095  
Roll - Frame: 716 - 18
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 95.5W
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: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 60  
Date: 19981102   YYYYMMDD
Time: 171804   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 163   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 294   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  
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