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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS077-711-11 Date: May 1996
Geographic Region: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

STS077-711-011 Galápagos Islands, Ecuador May 1996
Isabela, the largest of the Galápagos Islands; Fernandina; San Salvador; and a partial view of Santa Cruz, are apparent in this southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Located on the equator 600 miles (1000 kilometers) west of Ecuador, the rugged volcanic islands began forming 4 to 5 million years ago. Sea-horse-shaped Isabela Island covers 1771 square miles (4588 square kilometers) and has five active volcanoes. Fernandina Island, west-southwest of Isabela, covers 248 square miles (642 square kilometers) and has a single large active volcano with a very distinct caldera that is sometimes filled with water. East-northeast of Isabella lies San Salvador that covers 226 square miles (585 square kilometers). The islands, famous for their diversity of unique wildlife, were visited in 1835 by Charles Darwin, who gathered data that was later used in support of the theory of natural selection.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 72k
Mission: STS077  
Roll - Frame: 711 - 11
Geographical Name: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 0.5S x 91W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 7  
Date: 19960519   YYYYMMDD
Time: 200735   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: .9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 89.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 303   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 153   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: OCEAN  
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Man Made Views:  
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