Stellar Photos Of Earth Taken From Space
Betsiboka River Madagascar
The red river appears as a red vein enticing something. The stellar photograph of Betsiboka River estuary courtesy NASA, was taken by the STS104 crew. The red color is because of the sediments, it carries a huge quantity of reddish orange silt. Astronauts have even described that the color ironically makes you believe that Madagascar is bleeding to death. Indeed this perceptive surveillance sheds light on Madagascars environmental problems, the consequence of soil erosion. This is again due to excessive deforestation that is necessary to make enough land available for agriculture. As the economy of Madagascar very much depends on the agricultural produce.