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Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa

This small town at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains is a productive oasis in the Karoo semidesert, rich with olive groves, sheep and ostrich ranches, and (lately) tourists.

Astronaut photograph ISS038-E-39032 was acquired on January 30, 2014, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using an 800 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 38 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by M. Justin Wilkinson, Jacobs at NASA-JSC.

Published February 20, 2014
Data acquired January 30, 2014

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