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Earth observation image of Sicily and Malta taken during STS-100.

2001-04-24

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

STS100-713-064 (19 April-1 May 2001) --- This southerly-looking view, captured with a 70mm camera onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, shows the triangular-shaped island of Sicily. With only very limited coastal plains the island's topography consists of rugged hills and low mountains. Snow-capped Mt. Etna, one of the world's most instrumented volcanoes, is visible near the northeast point of the island. Two other distinctive features in this image are the lighter-colored zone of suspended sediment in the water along the southern coast and, in the distance, the smaller islands of Malta.

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  • Title: Earth observation image of Sicily and Malta taken during STS-100.
  • Date Created: 2001-04-24
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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