To You From Space

I like "seen from space"- articles. The Earth looks so good from far out. This is the Saskatchewan River in Canada, duplicated and flipped horizontally. Looking more like an evil alien butterfly than a river...or maybe not. The original picture is from Wired.

"The bird’s foot delta of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba is formed as silt carried by the river is deposited and builds up, eventually forcing the flow to find new paths. The delta measures around 8 miles across, while the most famous bird’s foot, of the Mississippi River, is more than 30 miles across.

The Saskatchewan River’s delta mud contains a lot of fossilized amber from around 80 million years ago that was carried there by the river and preserved in the sediments. This image of the Saskatchewan River was taken in 2007 by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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