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STS027-44-62
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Spacecraft nadir point: 35.3° N, 105.0° W

Photo center point: 36.0° N, 106.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 240 nautical miles (444km)
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As a general rule, lava from volcanoes on continents and in is-
land arcs tend to be more viscous, resulting in more explosive
eruptions. Evidence of this is seen in the Valles Caldera, New
Mexico, which formed as a result of a tremendous explosion. The
photograph was taken on 06 December 1988 from an altitude of 240
n.mi. (444 km) using a Hasselblad camera equipped with a 250 mm
lens and color IR film. (Photo ID: S27-44- 062).