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STS048-151-164
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Spacecraft nadir point: 56.3° S, 152.1° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 299 nautical miles (554km)
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Image Caption: In this view of Antarctic ice and clouds, (56.5S, 152.0W), the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica is almost totally clear, showing stress cracks in the ice surface caused by wind and tidal drift. Clouds on the eastern edge of the picture are associated with an Antarctic cyclone. Winds stirred up these storms have been known to reach hurricane force.