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Spacecraft nadir point: 19.9° N, 72.4° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 206 nautical miles (382km)
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Image Caption: Southwest of the Bahamas and north of Hispaniola lie the Turks and Caicos Islands. In this view the extensive shallow water areas of Caicos Bank ( turquoise blue) dominate to the south of the Caicos Islands. Caicos Bank covers an area of 7680 square km (1.9 million acres). The coral reefs of Caicos are primarily along the north deep water edge of the islands, and in a barrier along the south margin of the bank. The area is known for its marine caves and blowholes. To the east of Caicos Bank, near the tail of the Orbiter, is the island of Grand Turk, part of the much smaller Turks Bank. The channel that runs between the two banks is more than 2200 m (1.4 miles) deep.