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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS51B-33-32 Date: na 1985
Geographic Region: USA-NEW YORK

STS51B-33-0032 St. Lawrence River, Adirondack Mountains, New York May 1985
With the Space Shuttle covering the upper portions of the image, the rugged Adirondack Mountains are visible in this northwest-looking view. The Adirondacks are considered a part of the Laurentian Plateau of eastern Canada. The mountain range is bordered to the east by Lake Champlain and the Hudson River Valley (lower left); to the south by the Mohawk River Valley; to the west by the Black River Valley (lower left); and to the north by the St. Lawrence River lowland. Composed chiefly of metamorphic rocks, the Adirondacks were formed as igneous rocks (mainly granite), and intruded upward. Subsequent faulting of the earth's crust and surface erosion, particularly by glaciers, gives the mountains their rugged topography. The glaciers, the last of which occurred over 10000 years ago, have carved scenic gorges, waterfalls, and numerous lakes throughout the range. The Adirondacks are the source of the Hudson and Ausable Rivers. The mountain range continues to rise about three millimeters a year. The region is a year-around resort and recreational area.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS51B  
Roll - Frame: 33 - 32
Geographical Name: USA-NEW YORK  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.5N x 75W
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: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 17  
Date: 1985____   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
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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