NASA Photo ID: STS052-153-102      File Name: 10065361.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 11/01/92
  Title: Bahamas
  Description:
  The light blue shallow water platforms of the Bahamas, (24.0N, 77.0W) which 
  are separated by very deep dark blue channels make for a striking scene. 
  In  the foreground is Andros Island and in the background are the Tongue of
  the  Ocean, the Exuma Islands, Exuma Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.  The
  Bahamas  are one of the few regions where calcium carbonate precipitates
  directly out  of the water, as the mineral aragonite, to form the coral
  reef islands.                  
  Subject terms:
  ATLANTIC OCEAN                          
  BAHAMAS                                 
  EARTH LIMB                              
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  ISLANDS                                 
  OCEANS                                  
  STS-52                                  
  

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