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STS055-21-021 - STS-055 - Jebel Marra Volcano Caldera, Sudan, Africa

STS055-21-021 - STS-055 - Jebel Marra Volcano Caldera, Sudan, Africa

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Description: This excellent view of Jebel Marra Volcano Caldera, Sudan, Africa (13.0N, 24.5E) shows the collapsed mouth of this ancient volcan with two smaller calderas now acting as lakes. As one of the highest regions of the eastern Sahara Desert, the Jebel Marra receives more rainfall than the surrounding desert. The radial pattern of streams flowing away from the highest points of the calderas is accentuated by a large dark colored lava flow.

Subject Terms: STS-55, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), DESERTS FIELD, LAVA, WATER EROSION, VOLCANOES, WIND EROSION

Date Taken: 5/6/1993

Categories: Earth Observations

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Original: Film - 35MM CN

Preservation File Format: TIFF
STS-55

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1993
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