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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS010-E-22273 Date: Apr. 2005
Geographic Region: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Feature: PALM ISLAND MANMADE RESORT

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  Palm Island Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Palm Island is a resort under construction on reclaimed land silhouetted against the dark waters of Dubai’s Persian Gulf coast. Advertised as being “visible from the Moon,” this man-made, palm-shaped structure displays 17 huge fronds (leaves) framed by a 12-kilometer protective barrier. When completed, the resort will sport 2000 villas, 40 luxury hotels, shopping centers, cinemas, and other facilities.

An earlier image, shot by astronauts with a handheld camera in 2003, shows the outline of the palm nearing completion. Two years later, the palm appears in its all its glory to passing space travelers. It has so far required over 50 million cubic meters of sand to raise it above the sea surface. Palm Island is the last of three major developments designed to transform the Dubai coastline into a major coastal metropolitan area and tourist destination. When completed, the resort is expected to support a population of approximately 500,000 people.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 370k
Mission: ISS010  
Roll - Frame: E - 22273
Geographical Name: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  
Features: PALM ISLAND MANMADE RESORT  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.0N x 55.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 40   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 363  
 
Date: 20050401   YYYYMMDD
Time: 135223   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 55.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 272   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 194   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 8   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND, MOON  
Water Views: GULF, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: RESORT  
City Views: DUBAI  
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