Volcanoes, Central Java, Indonesia
The island of Java (8.0S, 112.0E), perhaps better than any other, illustrates the volcanic origin of Pacific Island groups. Seen in these views are at least a dozen once active volcano craters. Alignment on the craters even defines the linear fault line of Java as well as the other some 1500 islands of the Indonesian Archipelago. The deep blue water of the Indian Ocean to the south contrasts to the sediment laden waters of the Java Sea to the north. Frame 029 was selected by the crew of STS-46 for release.
NASA Identifier: sts046-90-029
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