NASA Photo ID: STS039-610-037      File Name: 10064158.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 05/06/91
  Title: STS-39 Earth observation of Earth's limb at sunset shows atmospheric layers
  Description:
  STS-39 Earth observation taken aboard Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, 
  shows the Earth's limb at sunset with numerous atmospheric scattering
  layers  highlighted.  The layers consist of fine particles suspended in
  very stable  layers of the atmosphere.  The layers act as a prism for the
  sunlight.                  
  Subject terms:
  ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER              
  DISCOVERY (ORBITER)                     
  EARTH ATMOSPHERE                        
  EARTH LIMB                              
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  STS-39                                  
  SUNSET                                  
  

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