STS028-97-67

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Spacecraft nadir point: 56.4° N, 135.4° W

Photo center point: 56.5° N, 134.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298km)
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Image Caption:
The Aral' Sea, August 1989 T124

The STS-28 crew photographed the Aral' Sea during their mission
in August 1989. The photograph to the left is a south-looking
oblique view that shows dust (probably salt and silt) blowing
from the eastern shore (1) out over the sea and from Vozrozhdeni-
ya Island (2) over the western shoreline. The top near-vertical
view depicts the older shorelines (3) along the northwestern
coast and Barsa-Kel'mes Island. The land area of the island con-
tinues to grow as water levels in the sea decrease. (S28-153-
074; S28-91-009, 010)