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

STS068-167-00D The Badlands, South Dakota, U.S.A. October 1994
The badlands of South Dakota, a region of intricately rugged terrain generally consisting of steep slopes, small summits, and closely spaced streams, are featured in this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. The region, once an extensive peneplain (a land surface worn almost to a plain), has been dissected into valleys and ridges through stream erosion. The term "badlands" was applied by Indians, trappers, and early explorers of the region because of the difficulties encountered in crossing the barren wastes. The Badlands National Monument, established in 1939, is a 40-mile (64-kilometer) strip of land through which flows the White River. The area covers more than 170 square miles (440 square kilometers) and makes up a small portion of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Visible to the west are the north-flowing Cheyenne River and a small portion of the Black Hills.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 294k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 167 - D
Geographical Name: USA-SOUTH DAKOTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 102.5W
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: 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: 173540   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 104.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 158   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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