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Spacecraft nadir point: 22.5° N, 60.0° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 158 nautical miles (293km)
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Image Caption: Mature stage

Lack of detail is typical of mature palls: here no detail is apparent within the dust mass itself. Features which stand out are (i) a wavy surface known as gravity wave, between air layers of differing densities; and (ii) the edge of thickest mass of dust. (coast of Africa??? STS052- 102-015)