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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS047-94-35 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: USA-MONTANA
Feature: LARGE STRIPMINING OPNS.

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  STS047-094-035 Colstrip, Montana, U.S.A. September 1992
Mining operations in Colstrip are featured in this south-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. Highly developed Montana laws and state-of-the-art mine reclamation procedures make recently worked sites visible only to a trained eye; however, landscapes devastated by early strip mining operations remain scattered throughout Montana and other states.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 394k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 94 - 35
Geographical Name: USA-MONTANA  
Features: LARGE STRIPMINING OPNS.  
Center Lat x Lon: 46.0N x 107W
Film Exposure: U   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 50  
 
Date: 19920915   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163219   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 46.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 134   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 169   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
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