|NASA Photo ID||STS052-77-78|
|Time taken||14:37:57 GMT|
Cloud masks available for this image:
|5017: Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base|
Image Caption: Captured in this scene is a series of aircraft contrails in a high traffic region over the northern Gulf of Mexico (27.0N, 85.5W). Contrails are caused by the hot engine exhaust of high flying aircraft interacting with moisture in the cold upper atmosphere and are common occurrances of high flying aircraft.