NASA Photo ID: STS51B-116-005      File Name: 10061974.jpg
  Film Type: 35mm                    Date Taken: 05/02/85
  Title: Aurora over the Southern Hemisphere
  Aurora over the Southern Hemisphere. The spacecraft's location when this
  view  was shot was over a point halfway between Australia and the Antarctic 
  continent. There are moonlit clouds on earth. The blue-green band and the 
  tall red rays are aurora. The brownish band parallel to the earth's horizon 
  is a luminescence of the atmosphere itself and is referred to as airglow.                 
  Subject terms:
  CHALLENGER (ORBITER)                    
  SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 51-B              

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