This is the Web Edition of "A Trip Into Space", a Coimbra-based electronic book on space science. Both the texts and the photos are by courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Earth
The Orinoco And Essequibo Rivers

Gemini 10 photograph of the Orinoco and Essequibo rivers in South America. The mouth of the Orinoco is at the left and the Essequibo near the center. The rivers flow out of the dense rain forests of Venezuela and Guyana, respectively, and pout large amounts of silt and mud into the Atlantic. The morning sun heating the forest produced the complex patterns of cumulus clouds. (Gemini 10, S66-46054)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-28