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Published on October 3, 2007

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Slide1:  STS-099 - February, 2000 Image Collection Slide2:  The Boston Harbor is home to over 30 islands - many of which can be seen here. Plymouth Bay, landing point for the Pilgrims, is directly across from the point of Cape Cod. The light gray areas indicate the expanse of the Boston Urban area. Cape Cod and Boston, Massachusetts Slide3:  STS-099 00/23:55:49 Cape Cod and Boston, Massachusetts Slide4:  The Koolau volcanic mountain chain that formed Oahu can be seen running down the middle of the island. Oahu is home to Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital, and the popular Hanauma Bay - formed from a sunken volcanic crater. The long thin island of Molokai is the least populated of the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Molokai Slide5:  STS-099 01/04:16:26 Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Molokai Slide6:  The Tagus River, originating in the great Meseta plateau in central Spain, ends in the Atlantic at Lisbon. The natural harbor at Lisbon handles much of the import-export traffic for Portugal and Spain. The vapor trails in this image are plumes of ice crystals (contrails) formed by the combustion of airplane fuel. Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal Slide7:  STS-099 01/19:13:13 Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal Slide8:  Visible in the image is Sinmi-dong, a 20 square mile island that is North Korea’s largest. The Ch'ongch'on River flows into the bay from the east. The cities of Sukchon and Anju can be seen along the river. Ice in the Bay of Korea Slide9:  STS-099 02/10:04:48 Ice in the Bay of Korea Slide10:  Lake Quinghai is the largest lake in China and has a surface elevation of 10,450 feet. The lake, located on the Quinghai Tibetan Plateau, fills one of the eastern-most closed drainage basins in Central Asia. Small market towns, including Qonj and Ganga, dot the outskirts of Quinghai Lake. Frozen Lake Quinghai, China Slide11:  STS-099 02/13:30:06 Lake Quinghai, China Slide12:  This image shows the broad delta complex of the Tigris (Shatt al Arab), Euphrates, and Jarahi rivers. The delta complex appears gray-green because its muddy floor is rich in calcium carbonate. The city of Abadan, Iran, the west-southwest marshes of Iran, and the wetlands of Bubiyan Island, Kuwait are visible. The Persian Gulf: Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran Slide13:  STS-099 02/14:29:09 Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran Slide14:  Vesuvius, the snow-capped peak visible near the coast, is a 4,200 foot active stratovolcano. Vesuvius has erupted approximately 36 times since its first recorded eruption in 79 A.D. Also pictured is the city of Naples, the island of Ischia and the Bay of Naples. Naples, Italy and Mt. Vesuvius Slide15:  STS-099 02/17:31:06 Naples, Italy, and Mount Vesuvius Slide16:  The salt evaporation ponds used to harvest Morton Salt are visible on this western portion of Great Inagua. Great Inagua’s Lake Rosa is a 12-mile stretch of marshland and is home to the world’s largest flamingo colony. Fifty miles off shore from the island is the nearly invisible and treacherous coral of Hogsty Reef. Great Inagua Island; Hogsty Reef, Bahamas Slide17:  STS-099 03/21:38:49 Great Inagua Island, Bahamas Slide18:  La Malinche is approximately 4000 meters high and is cut by deep canyons made from glacial erosion. Orizaba, the partially visible snow-capped volcano, is N. America’s second highest volcano at 5,426 meters. The city of Puebla is the blue patch southwest of La Malinche. La Malinche Volcano, Mexico Slide19:  STS-099 03/23:07:23 La Malinche Volcano, Mexico Slide20:  Lake Baikal is the largest, deepest, and one of the oldest lake systems in the world. Baikal Lake expands and deepens every year due to earthquake activity along the fault-line beneath its waters. Lake Baikal contains a fifth of the world’s fresh water and is fed by over 300 rivers and streams. Baikal Mountains & Lake Baikal, Russia Slide21:  STS-099 04/12:42:46 Baikal Mountains and Lake Baikal, Russia Slide22:  Vozrozhdenie Island was the location of a biological warfare facility for the Soviets during the Cold War. The Aral Sea has lost close to 75% of its waters to evaporation since the 1960’s. The Kulandy Peninsula and the village of Kulandy are also visible in the image. Vozrozhdenie Island in the Aral Sea, Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Slide23:  STS-099 05/13:53:12 Vozrozhdenie Island, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Slide24:  The 532-foot high chalk cliffs of Beachy Head stand out against the English Channel. The cities of Eastbourne, Hastings, and Rye of Sussex county and the adjacent county of Kent line the Channel shore. The great sandy banks off the large cape are called Dungeness and are treacherous to ships. The English Channel & E. Sussex, England Slide25:  STS-099 05/18:22:44 The English Channel and E. Sussex, England Slide26:  Isabella is the largest and least inhabited island in the Galapagos chain. Two large shield volcanoes, Darwin and Alcedo, are visible on the island. Isla Fernandina and Isla San Salvador are visible on either side of Isla Isabella. Isla Isabella, Galapagos Islands Slide27:  STS-099 05/21:04:33 Isla Isabella, Galapagos Islands Slide28:  At the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains lies the city of Strand and the shores of False Bay. Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, lies in a fertile valley near the Hottentots Holland Reservoir. The white plume is smoke from a forest fire. Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Slide29:  STS-099 06/11:45:29 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Slide30:  Lake Nasser, formed by the damming of the Nile River at Aswan, is one of the world’s largest artificial lakes. The small river along the edge of the image is the Nile after it passes through the Aswan High Dam. Lake Nasser was designed to control the devastating floods and alleviate the famine-producing droughts. Aswan Dam & Lake Nasser, Egypt Slide31:  STS-099 07/13:18:08 Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt Slide32:  Grays Harbor is approximately 12 miles wide and covers an area of 97 square miles at high tide. The cities of Westport and Hoquiam lie on opposite shores of the harbor. Further along the coast is the city of Taholah at the mouth of the Quinault River. Gray’s Harbor, Washington Slide33:  STS-099 08/01:19:19 Gray’s Harbor, Washington Slide34:  The Aracar Volcano, one of many volcanoes in the Andes Mountain range, is just east of the Argentina-Chile border. Aracar is a steep-sided stratovolcano with a young-looking summit crater 1 km. - 1.5 km. in diameter. The large white areas are “salars” or saltwater wetlands of the high Andes; they can range from salt lakes to simple salt crust. Aracar Volcano, Andes Mts., Argentina Slide35:  STS-099 08/17:17:49 Aracar Volcano, Andes Mountains, Argentina Slide36:  The peninsula is flanked by the Carribean Sea to the south and the Gulf of Mexico to the north. Cabo Corrientes averages one hurricane every 3.07 years. This part of the island has a very low population, but you can see Lafé, the only town in the area. Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cuba Slide37:  STS-099 08/20:29:52 Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cuba Slide38:  Racine County lies between Chicago and Milwaukee. The prominent point of land that extends into Lake Michigan is known as Wind Point and has a 112-foot lighthouse. The major highway visible in the image runs straight North to South and connects Milwaukee to Racine. Racine, Wisconsin & Lake Michigan Slide39:  STS-099 08/22:05:43 Wisconsin and Lake Michigan Slide40:  http://www.earthkam.ucsd.edu

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