STS035-73-82

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Spacecraft nadir point: 13.1° S, 46.4° W

Photo center point: 13.5° S, 43.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 191 nautical miles (354km)
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Image Caption: This agricultural and Ranching area, Rio Sao Francisco, Brazil (13.0S, 43.5W) has been under study for several years. See scene STS-31-92-045 for comparison. This area has many small single family subsistence farms, large square and rectangular commercial farms and pastures for livestock grazing. Over the several years of observation, the number and size of farms has increased and center-pivot, swing-arm irrigation systems have been installed.