[Skip to content]
STS070-733-95
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
640 x 480 pixels

MAP LOCATION
latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point:

Photo center point: 23.0° S, 43.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center:

Spacecraft Altitude: nautical miles (0km)
Click for Google map
IMAGE DETAILS
features and other details
CAMERA INFORMATION
information about camera used
ALL DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
additional formats
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
640 pixels 480 pixels No No ISD 1 Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Most of the city of Rio de Janeiro (population of approximately 12 million people, in Brazil second only to Sao Paulo with a population of over 20 million) is seen along the western side of Guanabara Bay. Notable landmarks and physical features that are recorded on this color infrared photograph show (1) the six mile bridge that connects Rio de Janeiro with the city of Niteroi to the east; (2) the large international airport located on Governor's Island; (3) the peninsula on the west side of the entrance to Guanabara Bay where the famous Sugarloaf Mountain is located; (4) the world famous Copacabana Beach area to the south--southeast of the city (exposed to the Atlantic Ocean); (5) the many major highways and canals that are visible; (6) several mountainous areas covered by green vegetation (portrayed in various shades of red colors); and (7) a fairly large swamp area along the northeast side of Guanabara Bay. With excellent harbor facilities Rio de Janeiro was established in the early development of colonial Brazil as a leading port city for this area. In fact in its early development Rio de Janeiro once served as the terminus of the famous "Gold Trail" that tied the coastal area to the gold mining activates of the interior.