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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS060-E-21034 Date: Aug. 2019

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Rising above the clouds and the Sea of Okhotsk, the uninhabited Atlasov Island appears as a distinctive dark landform from the view of an astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Formed by Alaid Volcano, Atlasov lies near the southern tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Along the slopes of the central mountain, radial features - channels and gullies carved by liquid water and ice - are highlighted by snow as they extend towards the shoreline, which is obscured by low-lying clouds. Brown hues near the summit mark areas that are mostly barren due to steep slopes and high-altitude winter snowpack.

Downslope among the vegetated terrain, a few parasitic cones (// appear on the flanks of the volcano. These small secondary cones are sites where magma has taken alternate routes to reach the surface. The area around the northwest cluster of cones lacks vegetation due to a 1972 eruption.

This stratovolcano is not as isolated as this picture might imply. It is part of a volcanic archipelago known as the Kuril Islands, which stretch from northeast Japan to Kamchatka. The islands are situated above a boundary where the Pacific and Okhotsk tectonic plates converge. At this margin, the denser Pacific Plate subducts below the other, leading to volcanism. Alaid is still active, with reports of ash plumes as recently as September 2019.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 330k
Mission: ISS060  
Roll - Frame: E - 21034
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 50.9N x 155.6E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 100
Camera: N8
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
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=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
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Date: 20190802   YYYYMMDD
Time: 073358   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 51.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 148.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 274   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 221   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 20   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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