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STS073-E-5286
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Spacecraft nadir point: 38.0° S, 28.2° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 144 nautical miles (267km)
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Image Caption: Namib dust, South Africa. The Namib coast in South Africa is
the most southerly point from which dust clouds have been recorded.
Small plumes have been seen three times prior on Shuttle photograpy,
but from the Namib sand sea (hundreds of miles to the north of this
shot).Dust supply to sea floor sediments increases during dry periods,
and is evidence for climate change.