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Spacecraft nadir point: 45.4° N, 68.9° W

Photo center point: 41.5° N, 71.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 165 nautical miles (306km)
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STS045-82-095: Cape Cod Cape Cod is a very young geological
feature, having formed after the retreat of the last continental
glaciers, a mere 15 000 years ago. Cape Cod is made up of
Routwash sandsS laid down by rivers of melt water from a enormous
glacier which pushed as far south as Long Island. Cape Cod it-
self lay many miles inland. As the continental glaciers melted,
the level of the world ocean rose 350P450 feet. When the coast-
line reached Cape Cod, Atlantic storm waves and shore currents
began to move the sands into the form of the famous hook that we
now know as Cape Cod.




Cape Cod, (41.5N, 71.0W) is a very young geological feature, formed after the retreat of the last glaciers some 15,000 years ago. The cape is made up of outwash sands laid down by rivers of melt water from glaciers which pushed as far south as Long Island. The cape itself then lay many miles inland but as the glaciers melted, the water level of the world's oceans rose to their present level. Storm waves, wind and tides then formed the Cape Cod hook.