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Archive: Bouvet Island (Archive: NASA, International Space Station, 09/13/08) | by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
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Archive: Bouvet Island (Archive: NASA, International Space Station, 09/13/08)

This view taken by an Expedition 17 crewmember onboard the International Space Station shows sea ice and glaciers around the Cape Valdivia region of Bouvet Island. This uninhabited island in the South Atlantic Ocean is a dependency of Norway and is the most remote island in the world. The nearest uninhabited land is Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, almost 1,000 miles to the south. The closest populated areas are the volcanic inhabited archipelago of Tristan da Cunha (1,400 miles away) and South Africa (1,600 miles away).


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