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STS-108 Shuttle Mission Imagery

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STS108-721-088 (5-17 December 2001) --- One of the crew members on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour used a 70mm camera to capture the northern end of the Atlantic coast of Western Sahara, due south of the Canary Islands. The area represents the western margin of the Sahara Desert. According to meteorologists studying the STS-108 photo collection, the climate is relatively cool here due to the cool waters offshore. Almost no vegetation grows in the area, the scientists report.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/09/2012
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