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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS028-98-36 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: HOUSTON, SHIP CHANNEL

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  STS028-98-36 Houston, Texas, U.S.A. August 1989
Houston, the United States' fourth most populated city, is featured in this photograph of the coastal plain of southeast Texas. Visible are dense, radial ground transportation patterns, including the western and northern sections of the outer Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) that circumvents the city; runways for the two large commercial airports (north and south of downtown); the central business district showing lighter, reflective areas of commercial and industrial buildings and plants; and numerous residential subdivisions southwest, west, and northwest of downtown that appear lighter because of the removal of vegetative for construction. The highly reflective, industrialized Houston Ship Channel, part of Buffalo Bayou, radiates eastward from downtown. Apparent are part of Galveston Bay and its sediment pattern (lower right corner); brownish Lake Houston, a major source of potable water for the metropolitan area (right side); and the darker southern extent of the pine forests of east Texas (upper right corner).

Hazy photos of Houston and other major cities around the world are not uncommon. Haze can be caused by high humidity, dust, and/or human-produced atmospheric pollutants.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 411k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 98 - 36
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: HOUSTON, SHIP CHANNEL  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 95.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP:
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 23  
 
Date: 19890809   YYYYMMDD
Time: 222035   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 268   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 164   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, BAY, RESERVOIR, CHANNEL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, HIGHWAY, AIRPORT, PORT  
City Views:  
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