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Sinus Sabaeus Scene
Sinus Sabaeus Scene
25 October 2004 This Ma...
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ISS010-E-05072 (25 October 2004) --- Ibera Swamp topography in northeast Argentina is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 10 crewmember on the International Space Station (ISS). The central lake in this image is one of hundreds in the Ibera swamplands that were formed by South America?s second largest river, the Parana. Although this great river now lies 120 kilometers to the north, its channel has swung over a great ?inland delta? in the recent geological past, according to NASA scientists studying the Expedition 10 photo collection. This and other lakes were captured in this photograph as the sunglint point passed over this remote but vast swampland in northeast Argentina. The glint pattern shows winds ruffling the water surfaces. The lakes in this image lie within side channels of the Parana formed when it flowed through this region. The central lake in the image is about 2 kilometers long. Forest, swamp and prairie vegetation types outline the low topography which consists of lakes, low swells and depressions.
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ISS010-E-05070 (25 October 2004) --- Corrientes, Argentina, and the Parana River are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 10 crewmember on the International Space Station (ISS). Corrientes, Argentina sits on the east bank of the Parana River, South America?s third largest river (after the Negro and Amazon Rivers). From its headwaters in southeastern Brazil, the river flows southwestward around southern Paraguay, and then into Argentina. Corrientes is located just inside Argentina, across the river from the southwestern tip of Paraguay. The bridge over the Parana, built in the 1970s, connects Corrientes to its sister city, Resistencia, (beyond the left edge of image) on the western bank of the river. Sun glint on the river gives it a silvery glow and emphasizes channel islands in the river, side channels, and meander scars on the floodplain opposite the city, and even reveals the pattern of disturbed flow downstream of the bridge pylons. The old part of the city appears as a zone of smaller, more densely clustered city blocks along the river to the north of a major highway, which runs through Corrientes from the General Belgrano Bridge to the northeast (upper right of image). Larger blocks of the younger cityscape, with more green space, surround these core neighborhoods.
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