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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-751-14 Date: May 1998
Geographic Region: USA-UTAH
Feature: SAN JUAN R., CO. PLATEAU

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  STS090-751-014 Colorado Plateau, San Juan River, Utah April 1998
The San Juan River can be seen entering the scene at the bottom right and traversing the center of the image, exiting upper left, in this west-northwest-looking view. Over 400 miles (645 km) long, the San Juan River rises in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado and flows generally westward across the Colorado Plateau emptying into Lake Powell on the Colorado River. The river is used extensively for irrigation. Vegetables, fruits, and grains are grown in the river valley. The Colorado Plateau covers an area of 150000 sq. miles (388500 sq. km) in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. The region consists of broad plateaus, ancient volcanic mountains, and deeply dissected great canyons carved into nearly horizontal and often brightly colored sedimentary and volcanic rocks. The Colorado Plateau is basically semi-arid and is sparsely vegetated, except for the higher mountain ranges and irrigated river valleys. Near the upper left portion of the image, Rainbow Plateau is visible. Just left center of the image is Monument Valley. The Southern portions of the Abajo Mountains are discernible in the upper right portion of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 289k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 751 - 14
Geographical Name: USA-UTAH  
Features: SAN JUAN R., CO. PLATEAU  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 110W
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: 55   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 241  
 
Date: 19980502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173005   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 107.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 127   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 131   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU, ESCARPMENT  
Water Views: RIVER  
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