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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-714-42 Date: na 1998
Geographic Region: CHINA

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  Beijing has been one of the most important cities in the world for more than three thousand years--it first was named a capital city in 1057 B.C. This image of Beijing was taken from the Space Shuttle five years ago (in late April-early May 1998), and is one of the best photographs of the city taken from orbit. The image has been scanned from film and reduced in resolution for display over the Internet, but still shows the city's distinctive historical features such as the Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

Modern Beijing is home to over 12 million people, and covers nearly 17,000 square kilometers (6400 square miles). Beijing has been a focus of international concern since the outbreak of the SARS virus in November 2002. Beijing was hit hard by the outbreak, with large portions of the cases worldwide and deaths reported there.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 84k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 714 - 42
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 116.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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
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Date: 1998____   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
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Man Made Views:  
City Views: BEIJING  
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