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STS048-82-42
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Spacecraft nadir point: 54.2° S, 48.4° W

Photo center point: 51.5° S, 58.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 315 nautical miles (583km)
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Image Caption: This view of the Falkland Islands (52.0S, 58.5W) was taken with a dual camera mount. Compare this scene with STS048-109-043 to analyze the unique properties of each film type. Seldom seen cloud free, the Falkland Islands lie off the southern coast of Argentina. The cold Falklands Ocean Current keeps the islands chilly, ideal for sheep herding and fishing, the two main industries. Colonies of seals and penguins also thrive on the islands.