STS041-72-78
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Spacecraft nadir point: 1.3° S, 62.2° W

Photo center point: 1.5° S, 62.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 160 nautical miles (296km)
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Image Caption: STS41-72-078 Rio Negro This section of the Rio Negro [1] just to the
northwest of Manaus is typical of the braided stream channels that are
found throughout the extent of this river. The mouth of the Rio Branco
(2) which is one of the major rivers that drains the Guiana Highlands
is clearly visible. This mosaic typifies some of the still unspoiled
rainforest area of the central Amazon Basin. "Popcorn" cumulus clouds
that are also typical in this area are visible: note that the clouds
are positioned predominantly over the heavily vegetated land area and
not over the river proper.