NASA Photo ID: STS066-100-027      File Name: 20178249.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/14/94
  Title: Sakura-jima volcano in Japan as seen from STS-66 Atlantis
  One of the world's most active volcanoes, Sakura-jima in southern-most
  Kyushu, Japan, erupts dozens of times a year. Volcanic eruptions are so
  much a part of of daily life in the city of Kagoshima (across the bay and
  west of Sakura-jima), that school children wear hard hats to school. This
  photo provides a nice clear view of Sakura-jima on a quiet day - only a
  plume of steam rises from the summit crater. The summit region is covered
  with gray ash from the frequent eruptions, and some of the rivers cutting
  down the mountain (especially the western drainages) appear to be filled
  with volcanic debris.
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  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      

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