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General Description: 
International Space Station Imagery
Description: 
ISS010-E-12902 (13 January 2005) --- One of a series of post-tsunami digital still images photographed from the International Space Station on January 13, 2005. This image, centered at 2.9 degrees north latitude and 72.9 degrees east longitude, and one of several showing the Maldives, shows an area just north of the populated island of Hulhudheli. Information is sketchy on how much damage was actually sustained in the region, but NASA scientists studying the ISS imagery say that coral reef likely mitigated the damage level. Part of the restoration effort, they say, could include great amounts of sand being brought in.
image id: 
Photo-iss010e12902
facet_what: 
International Space Station (ISS)
facet_where: 
Maldives
facet_when: 
13 January 2005
facet_when: 
January 13, 2005
facet_when_year: 
2005
UID: 
SPD-SPFLT-Photo-iss010e12902
original url: 
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-10/html/iss010e12902.html