NASA Photo ID: STS066-114-031      File Name: 20179421.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/14/94
  Title: Greenland as seen by the STS-66 shuttle Atlantis
  Description:
  This north-looking view of southwestern Greenland was taken in November,
  1994, and shows numerous indentations, many of which contain small
  settlements. These fjords were carved by the glaciers of the last ice age
  10,000 years ago. Even today, the ice in the center of Greenland is nearly
  3,500 meters (11,000 feet) thick and great rivers of ice continuously flow
  down toward the sea, where they melt or break off as icebergs. Some
  Icebergs exceed the size of small islands, weigh several million tons, and
  rise several hundred feet above the sea surface. Cape Farewell is visible
  toward the bottom right of the view. Julianehab Bay and the Bredev fjord
  can be seen toward the center of the photograph. Godthab, the main
  settlement on Greenland, is barely visible to the north of the
  Frederikeshabs Icefield near the left center of the view.
  
  Subject terms:
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  FIORDS                                  
  GREENLAND                               
  SEA ICE                                 
  STS-61                                  
  

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