July 25, 2011
This photo, giving detail of the Pompey Island Group in the Southern Great Barrier Reef off Australia, was taken by the STS-111 crewmembers aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Ocean flow between the islands has produced unique wash features in the structures of the island banks. The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth provides searchable access to other photographs of Earth taken by astronauts.
Topics: Environment, Human Interest, Great Barrier Reef, Human spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, Space Shuttle