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STS048-601-49
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Spacecraft nadir point: 32.3° S, 50.4° W

Photo center point: 29.5° S, 50.5° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 295 nautical miles (546km)
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S48-601-49: Rollei CVIS of burns along the relict Atlantic
forests of coastal Brasil. It is a bit unusual to see burns in
these areas, as they are ostensibly highly protected. The Brasi-
lian Atlantic forest biome is on of the most endangered on Earth.
Less than 8 percent of the Brasilian Atlantic forests (not to be
confused with the Amazonian biome and Amazonian forests) remain
at this time. The burns here are, in relative terms, very minor
as compared to the massive burns we have seen since the early
1980's in the Amazonian forest biome.