|NASA Photo ID||STS007-19-904|
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|5017: Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base|
Image Caption: Stretching for over 500 miles north from the equator, the Maldive Islands (3.0N, 73.0E) in the Indian Ocean appear as a line of strung pearl necklaces in the ocean southwest of India. These low coral reef atolls barely break the ocean's surface and are sparsely inhabited.