NASA Photo ID: STS031-79-063       File Name: 10063617.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 04/29/90
  Title: Indian Ocean, Maldive Islands, India, and Sri Lanka
  Description:
  This scene shows a fantastic view of the Indian Ocean with oblique views of 
  the southern portion of India, Palk Strait and Sri Lanka (1.5N, 77.5E). 
  The   bottom portion of the photo shows the complete chain of the Maldive
  Islands.   This is a rare detailed view of the atolls that form the
  Maldives.  The dusty  atmosphere over India is clearly visible as it
  extends towards the Bay of  Bengal but the atmosphere over the Maldives
  appears to be clear at this time.                
  Subject terms:
  ATOLLS                                  
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  INDIA                                   
  INDIAN OCEAN                            
  ISLANDS                                 
  OCEANS                                  
  SRI LANKA                               
  STS-31                                  
  

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