STS048-77-63
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Spacecraft nadir point: 4.3° N, 32.3° E

Photo center point: 4.5° N, 36.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 304 nautical miles (563km)
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Image Caption: As a result of land clearing operations in the local area, the Omo River Delta (4.5N, 36.0E) at the north end of Lake Turkana, on the Ethiopia/Kenya border has become enlarged through topsoil erosion. The delta measured 800 sq. km. in 1981 doubled to 1,600 sq. km. by 1988 and was up to 1,800 sq. km. in 1991. This is the same area where the Leaky Anthropological Team discovered the earliest remains of human ancestors.