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Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

2009-11-21

NASA

NASA

S129-E-007324 (21 Nov. 2009) --- One of the crew members onboard the space shuttle Atlantis recorded this still image of the Bahamas' lengthy narrow Eleuthra Island. Like most of the Bahama Islands, Eleuthra is composed mainly of limestone and coral, and rises from a vast submarine plateau. The island, 80 miles (133 kilometers) long, about two miles (three kilometers) wide and covering an area of 164 square miles (425 square kilometers), is generally low and flat, has many mangrove swamps, brackish lakes, coral reefs and shoals, and many miles of sandy beaches.

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  • Title: Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew
  • Date Created: 2009-11-21
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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