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STS077-704-45
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Spacecraft nadir point: 38.6° S, 31.0° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 152 nautical miles (282km)
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Image Caption: The Earth s weather is controlled by only a small part of the
Earth s total atmosphere. These atmospheric limb shots show us
the clouds only exist in the very lowest layers of the atmosphere.
The limb also shows us the great numbers of gases which exist
well above the Earth surface.