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Spacecraft nadir point: 28.6° N, 41.2° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 200 nautical miles (370km)
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Image Caption: Once the downdraft of a thunderstorm begins, the vacating air
encourages more entrainment of the cool, dry air surrounding the cell.
Eventually downdrafts dominate throughout the cloud and initiate the
dissipating stage of a thunderstorm's life. The cooling effect of
falling precipitation and the influx of colder air aloft mark the end
of a thunderstorms activity. Without a supply of moisture, the cloud
will quickly evaporate, as photographed in these two shuttle