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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM21-765-96 Date: Jul. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-MONTANA
Feature: OPEN PIT MINES, RIVER, AGR

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  NM21-765-096 Colstrip, Montana, U.S.A. Fall and Winter 1995 and 1996
Coal strip mining near Colstrip, one of the largest operations in Montana, is apparent in this southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Rosebud Creek lies east of the strip mining operations where subbituminous coal is produced. Strip mining for coal, which flourished here during the 1920s, faded because of competition from cheap oil and natural gas. With new laws for land reclamation increasing the demand for power and diminishing reserves of oil and gas, a revival of strip mining occurred during the late 1960s. (Refer to STS-047-094-035 for a regional view.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 361k
Mission: NM21  
Roll - Frame: 765 - 96
Geographical Name: USA-MONTANA  
Features: OPEN PIT MINES, RIVER, AGR  
Center Lat x Lon: 46.0N x 107W
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: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 999  
 
Date: 19960703   YYYYMMDD
Time: 182551   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 107.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 151   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 208   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 67   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, HILL  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  
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