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Spacecraft nadir point: 28.6° N, 159.5° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 256 nautical miles (474km)
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Image Caption: "Rope" cloud
Many things we see in the Shuttle photography go
unexplained. Here's an example. Some people think this may
be an overturning cloud at the edge of a cloud deck. I
(Sue) think it is a contrail which is being blown by the
wind causing it to spread out. You can see the shadow and
space under the line in some places.