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STS073-759-31
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Spacecraft nadir point: 29.9° N, 92.4° W

Photo center point: 32.5° N, 91.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 144 nautical miles (267km)
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Image Caption: STS073-759-031 Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.A. October 1995
Discernible slightly east of the center of the photograph is historic Vicksburg. The city sits on a bluff several hundred feet above the broad floodplain of the Mississippi River, which has highly reflective sandbars visible in its main channel. A dramatic escarpment separates the darker, elevated, forested terrain from the lighter, flat, cultivated floodplain; however, several dark, wooded areas exist on the floodplain itself. Apparent on the floodplain are many looping, oxbow lakes and meander scars--an indication that the river transports large quantities of sediment and constantly changes its main channel.