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Space Shuttle Photography

Lincoln & Dawson Counties

This image is centered over an area just south of the center of Nebraska. It covers portions of southeastern Lincoln and western Dawson counties. The dark stripe running across the center of the image is the Platte River. The river is actually flowing from west, northwest to east, southeast. Portions of Interstate 80 and also portions of the Union Pacific Railroad can be seen as light brown strips that parallel the Platte. Note that some of the dark features in the image are simply the shadows cast by some clouds. Since the orientation of the image is known as well as the approximate dates that it was acquired, it may be surmised that the image was acquired at approximately 12 noon.