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STS032-97-84
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Spacecraft nadir point: 8.2° S, 60.6° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 177 nautical miles (328km)
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Image Caption: This photograph, taken in sunglint conditions, captures open ocean internal waves which are diffracting around shoals south of the Seychelle islands (4.5S, 55.5E) and recombining to form interference patterns. The clouds to the north of the waves cover two of the Seychelle islands: Silhouette and Mahe. Mahe is the main island of the archipelago. The small rocky island surrounded by reef around which the waves diffract is Platte Island.