STS096-705-9
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Spacecraft nadir point: 37.7° N, 80.9° E

Photo center point: 35.5° N, 81.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 200 nautical miles (370km)
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Image Caption: Cape Sinop is the prominent cape. Spring meltwater entering the Black
Sea during the STS-96 mission probably explains the rich sediment load
(light blue) visible offshore. Sediment from the Kizil Irmak River
(just outside the view to the east) makes an eddy in the coastal
current visible. The ancient and modern city of Sinope lies at the
narrow point of the prominent peninsula. Tourist hotels abound along
the scenic north coast of Turkey. The cynic phoilosopher Diogenes was
born in Sinope about 320 BC.