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Muddy Water and a Wide Floodplain

The mighty Amazon River carries a huge amount of sediment and occasionally delivers muddy water to nearby lakes.

Astronaut photograph ISS064-E-14990 was acquired on December 23, 2020, with a Nikon D5 digital camera using a focal length of 110 millimeters. It 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 a member of the Expedition 64 crew. The image 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 Justin Wilkinson, Texas State University, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Published March 13, 2023
Data acquired December 23, 2020

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