NASA Photo ID: STS040-151-126      File Name: 10064364.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 06/14/91
  Title: Great Sand Dune National Monument, CO, USA
  Description:
  The Great Sand Dune National Monument, CO (38.0N, 126.0W) appears near the 
  center of the image.  The sands of these dunes, blown from the valley floor 
  by westerly winds in the course of the past few tens of thousands of years, 
  are now banked up against the foot of the 14,000 ft. Sangre de Christo 
  Mountains.  In the fields nearby, center pivot irrigation agriculture has 
  almost entirely replaced the earlier rectangular grid pattern.                
  
  Subject terms:
  AGRICULTURE                             
  CITIES                                  
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  MOUNTAINS                               
  RECREATION                              
  SAND DUNES                              
  STS-40                                  
  

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