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STS028-80-60
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Spacecraft nadir point: 47.7° N, 35.8° E

Photo center point: 46.0° N, 35.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 163 nautical miles (302km)
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Sea of Azov, Kerch' Strait, and Putrid Sea

The southern coast of the Sea of Azov is seen in this low-
oblique, south-looking view taken in August 1989. The industrial
city of Kerch' (1) lies on the Kerch' Strait which connects the
Sea of Azov with the Black Sea (upper portion of view). The Cri-
mean Peninsula, where World War II Allied powers met in 1945
(Yalta) to discuss the surrender terms to be given to the Axis
powers, is mostly under clouds at the upper right of the view.
Also visible is the Putrid Sea (2), a salty backwater shallow
area that separates the majority of the Crimea from the Ukrainian
mainland. (STS028-80-060, 061)