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STS-68 Shuttle Mission Imagery
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STS068-261-062 (30 September-11 October 1994) --- Vals Cape (left) is the prominent point of the island of New Guinea (Indonesia's Irian Jaya) that juts southwest into the Arafura Sea, pointing towards Australia. The part of New Guinea in this northwest-looking view is entirely low-lying swampland with very low population density. The Digul River, snaking across the middle of the view, drains the high mountain chain, which runs along the spine of the island.
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Photo-sts068-261-062
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Arafura Sea
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Australia
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Guinea
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Indonesia
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11 October 1994
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1994
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SPD-SPFLT-Photo-sts068-261-062
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