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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS075-723-20 Date: na 1996
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

STS075-723-020 Galveston Bay and Southeast Houston, Texas, U.S.A. March 1996
Galveston Bay, a shallow inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, is featured in this north-northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Formed when sea levels rose almost 400 feet (122 meters) as the glaciers melted from the last ice age, the shallow waters cover the former estuaries and river channels of the San Jacinto River and the Trinity River. The present mouth of the Trinity River and sediment-laden, circular Lake Anahuac are visible at the upper end of Trinity Bay (midway between upper center and upper right of the photograph). A portion of the San Jacinto River (upper left) extends into the Houston Ship Channel, whose completion in 1914 enabled the Port of Houston to become the third-busiest in the United States. The highly reflective channel, bordered by numerous oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and other industries, extends southeastward through Galveston Bay into the Gulf of Mexico (bottom right). West of Galveston Bay are Clear Lake and to its northwest Clear Lake City, the home of NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (barely discernible). Galveston is visible near the bottom center.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 302k
Mission: STS075  
Roll - Frame: 723 - 20
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 95W
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: LO   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:  
Date: 1996____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, COAST  
Water Views: GULF, LAKE, RIVER, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
City Views:  

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