STS059-228-019 Strip Mining, Cottbus Area, Germany April, 1994
Numerous lignite strip mines can be seen in this northeast-looking view. The region shown on the image includes the German city of Cottbus (or Kottbus) midway between the upper left and center of the image. Cottbus is located on the Spree River (not discernible), and is an industrial center and rail junction that is located 64 miles (103 km) southeast of Berlin (not visible in the image). An airport runway located south of the important textile center of Forst (upper right of the image) is visible (upper right quadrant of the image). Below the center of the image is the small industrial city of Hoyerswerda. A row of strip mines extends west to east across the image to the south of the city. Hoyerswerda is a major glass-manufacturing center.

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