STS049-87-65

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Spacecraft nadir point: 18.0° N, 66.8° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 191 nautical miles (354km)
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STS49-87-065: Arabian Sea: Ship Wakes and Oil Slicks The pas-
sage of a ship as it dumped its bilges of oil into the Arabian
Sea is seen as a bright line in this view of the sunglint pat-
tern. Such man-made oil slicks can serve to illustrate the rela-
tive movement of surface waters. At the bottom of the frame, the
slick shows where the ship passed a front, where sheer between
the two water masses has distorted the oil slick.