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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-167-C Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-SOUTH DAKOTA

STS068-167-00C Badlands, Cheyenne River, and Black Hills, South Dakota, U.S.A. October 1994
Apparent in this panoramic, northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph of the badlands are the forested, rugged Black Hills and the meandering Cheyenne River. The gullied badlands, within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, lie east of the Cheyenne River, which rises in eastern Wyoming and has cut a valley in the soft rock of western South Dakota 300 to 700 feet (92 to 214 meters) deep and several miles wide. The Cheyenne River empties into the part of the Missouri River that forms Lake Oahe in central South Dakota (not visible in this photograph). The Black Hills, named for their heavily forested slopes that appear black from afar, are an elliptical dome dissected by streams. Barely discernible east of the Black Hills is Rapid City.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 294k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 167 - C
Geographical Name: USA-SOUTH DAKOTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.0N x 103W
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: 51   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 151  
Date: 19941009   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173535   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 104.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 157   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, HILL  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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