Detail View: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection: False-color composite image of Raco, Michigan

Title: 
False-color composite image of Raco, Michigan
Description: 
This image is a false color composite of Raco, Michigan, centered at 46.39 north latitude and 84.88 east longitude. This image was acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) on the 20th orbit of the Shuttle Endeavour. The area shown is approximately 20 kilometers by 50 kilometers. Raco is located at the eastern end of Michigan's upper peninsula, west of Sault Ste. Marie and south of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior. In this color representation, darker areas in the image are smooth surfaces such as frozen lakes and other non-forested areas. The colors are related to the types of trees and the brightness is related to the amount of plant material covering the surface, called forest biomass. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory alternative photo number is P-43882.
Date Taken: 
1994-04-10
Program: 
Shuttle
Mission: 
STS-059
Subject Terms: 
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facet_what: 
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Photo ID: 
STS059(S)027
Film Type: 
70mm
UID: 
SPD-JSC-STS059(S)027
original url: 
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