STS047-87-70

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Spacecraft nadir point: 54.4° N, 59.9° E

Photo center point: 46.0° N, 60.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 171 nautical miles (317km)
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Aral Sea Aeolian Dust STS047-87-070 9/14/92 07:23:40GMT

The Aral Sea has been drying up for many years allowing sediments
and top soils to be carried away by the wind.