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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-89-31 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-MONTANA

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  STS059-089-031 Missouri River and Yellowstone River, North Dakota, U.S.A. April 1994
The Yellowstone River, one of the main tributaries of the upper Missouri River, is visible entering the Missouri River near the North Dakota-Montana border in this south-looking, low-oblique photograph. During the ice age, the Missouri River was the boundary between glaciers to the north and ice-free land to the south. Apparent in the photograph are the western end of Lake Sakakawea [200 miles (322 kilometers) long] and scattered agricultural field patterns. With the discovery of rich oil reserves nearby in 1951, the small city of Williston on the north side of the Missouri River (barely discernible in the center of the photograph) increased in importance. It is a trade, processing, and shipping center for the agricultural region and has an oil refinery, stockyards, grain elevators, and dairy processing plants. The area has large reserves of lignite, natural gas, salt, and leonite.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 89 - 31
Geographical Name: USA-MONTANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.0N x 103.5W
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: 54   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 19940410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 200605   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 46.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 105.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 204   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 119   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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