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STS052-77-012 - STS-052 - Roebuck Bay and the town of Broome, Western Australia, Australia

STS052-77-012 - STS-052 - Roebuck Bay and the town of Broome, Western Australia, Australia

 
 
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Description: Roebuck Bay (18.0S, 122.0E) is a prominent bay on the arid northwest coast of Western Australia and the town of Broome is one of the few prominent towns along this very sparcely settled coast. The large grey area extending back from the shoreling of the bay is the Roebuck Plains slowly being filled with sediment by local streams draining the Great Sandy Desert. The irregular bare patches on the desert to the south are burn scars from brush fires. This image was selected by the Public Affairs Office.

Subject Terms: STS-52, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), AUSTRALIA, BAYS, DESERTS, FIRES, RIVERS, SEDIMENTS

Date Taken: 10/30/1992

Categories: Earth Observations

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Original: Film - 70MM CT

Preservation File Format: TIFF

geon: AUSTRALIA-WA

feat: ROEBUCK BAY, SOFT FOCUS

lat: -18

lon: 122

tilt: 43

cldp: 0

nlat: -15.5

nlon: 121.8

dir: S

azi: 263

alt: 159

elev: 33
STS-52

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1992
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The U.S. National Archives
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