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STS048-84-3
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Spacecraft nadir point: 18.3° N, 90.4° W

Photo center point: 19.0° N, 92.0° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 293 nautical miles (543km)
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Image Caption:
S48-84-03: CVIS of probable oil platform flares in the Bay of
Campeche off the north side of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
This photo is included to illustrate the point that the atmos-
pheric conditions that prevailed during your mission are truly
multi-causal: Kuwait, smog, burns, Mt. Pinatubo and Hudson,
methanic burps from cows, and Gawd knows what. I will also point
out that we seldom see these oil platforms in the large offshore
fields here in the southern Gulf of Mexico flaring to this ex-
tent.