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STS41D-43-22
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Image Caption: Oblique views reveal normal plumes

Less intense plumes such as these are apparently seasonal features, thereby csupplying large quantities of material in the course of time. One plume rises on the high plains (center) and is easily detected on the oblique view. Comparison with a closer view (over, STS41D--43-020) shows that photos taken almost simultaneously but with more vertical view angles, do not allow visual detection of these thin streamers. Another plume rises in the Atacama Desert in Chile (top right), giving evidence that mineral dust moves onto the high plains from Chile. One Shuttle photo proves that Atacama minerals blow all the way to the Argentine lowlands.