NM21-771-7
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Spacecraft nadir point: 51.7° N, 26.9° E

Photo center point: 51.0° N, 30.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 207 nautical miles (383km)
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Image Caption: The Chernobyl power plant sits on the Pripyat River just north of Kiev. The large lake in the center is a reservoir on the Dniepr; Kiev is off the field of view at the bottom. The bright region toward the upper left is part of the Chernobyl power plant infrastructure constructed after the 1986 accident. The cooling pond can also be seen. Russian and Ukrainian scientists are monitoring the growth of the vegetation surrounding the power plant and contrasting forest health with data from other parts of the country not proximal to the high doses of radiation.