STS067-721A-52

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Spacecraft nadir point: 12.7° N, 97.7° E

Photo center point: 12.0° N, 93.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 183 nautical miles (339km)
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Image Caption: Barren Island, a small volcanic island which is part of the Andaman
Island group in the Andaman Sea west of Malayasia, began a new
eruptive phase late in 1994. Barren Island last erupted in 1991. The
current eruption was surveyed by a team of Indian scientists in
January, 1995; at that time they thought the eruption was in an
initial stage and gaining momentum. The STS-67 crew noticed the
volcanic plume early in their flight, and had several opportunities to
document the on-going eruption. This view, taken March 14, shows a
healthy volcanic plume rising several thousand feet into the
atmosphere. The main plume drifts westward over Andaman Island,
although a smaller plume close to the ground is being dispersed to the
south.




Barren Island, a small volcanic island which is part of the Andaman Island group in the Andaman Sea west of Malaysia, began a new eruptive phase late in 1994. The STS-67 crew noticed the volcanic plume early in their flight, and had several opportunities to document the on-going eruption. This view, taken March 14, 1995, shows a healthy volcanic plume rising several thousand feet into the atmosphere. The main plume drifts westward over Andaman Island, although a smaller plume close to the ground is being dispersed to the south.