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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51J-41-32 Date: Oct. 1985
Geographic Region: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Feature: ISLA FERNANDINA

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  STS51J-41-0032 Galápagos Islands October 1985
This unusually cloud-free, near-vertical photograph shows the two most volcanically active islands in the Galápagos—the smaller, roughly round Fernandina in the center of photograph and seahorse-shaped Isabela in the top right corner. A clear view of seven calderas is provided. The most recent lava flows are the dark areas crossing the older, sparsely vegetated flows (lighter areas). An abrupt steepening of the slope, which characterizes the Galápagos volcanoes, is especially noticeable at Wolf Volcano (the northernmost, water-filled crater). The Galápagos Islands, a wildlife sanctuary, are located in the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, 600 miles (1000 kilometers) west of Ecuador. Charles Darwin visited these islands, studied the species of animal life, and subsequently developed his theory of natural selection.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 65k
Mission: STS51J  
Roll - Frame: 41 - 32
Geographical Name: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS  
Features: ISLA FERNANDINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 0.5S x 91.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 5  
 
Date: 19851003   YYYYMMDD
Time: 215824   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 0.3S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 92.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 265   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 255   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VOLCANO, CRATER, ISLAND  
Water Views: LAKE, OCEAN  
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