STS041-76-10
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Spacecraft nadir point: 6.5° N, 29.2° E

Photo center point: 7.0° N, 31.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298km)
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Image Caption: The Sudd Swamp Canal T28

This unique low oblique view, taken in October 1990, shows where
construction of the canal in the Sudd has been halted and where,
when completed, it would connect with the White Nile. The main
floodplain of the White Nile, with its numerous lakes and
meandering channels can be seen at the center right to the bottom
center of the photograph. Completed construction of the canal
has yet to be determined. Civil wars are presently raging
throughout most of the country of Sudan, which is one of the rea-
sons construction was halted. Fires (1) burning some of grassland
(savanah) regions are also visible. (S41-76-010)