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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-247-59 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-WYOMING

STS068-247-059 Teton Range and Jackson Lake, Wyoming, U.S.A. October 1994
The Tetons, a fault block mountain range considered by many to be the jewel of Wyoming, is featured in this spectacular south-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Tetons are small by mountain range standards--only 40 miles (65 kilometers) long and 10 to 16 miles (16 to 24 kilometers) wide--but rise steeply from the valley floor, and the rugged, glacier-carved topography creates one of the most spectacular ranges in the Western Hemisphere. The Tetons form a giant wall of stone separating the high mountains and basins of Wyoming from the volcanic lowland of the Snake River Plain to the west. The rock forming the Tetons--ancient basement rock more than 2.5 billion years old--is among the oldest exposed rock anywhere on Earth. While most other Wyoming mountain ranges are between 55 and 60 million years old, the Tetons--the youngest mountains on the Wyoming landscape--are less than 10 million years old and are still rising; therefore, the Tetons and the sinking Jackson Hole region are prone to earthquakes, most of which have been small. Popular with both tourists and hunters is Jackson Hole, the fertile valley east of the Tetons 50 miles (80 kilometers) long and 6 to 8 miles (9 to 13 kilometers) wide. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Park is the winter home of the largest elk herd in North America, and Jackson Lake has been a recreational lake since the Jackson Lake Dam was completed in 1911.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 64k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 247 - 59
Geographical Name: USA-WYOMING  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.0N x 110.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 46   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 173415   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 45.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 109.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 152   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 110   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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Man Made Views:  
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