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Here are some pictures of water pollution. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This picture of the fringing reef in the Mayotte territory was generated using the data provided by the Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite. The reefs in Mayotte have been subjected to continuous damage due to water pollution from the increasing population.
This image was captured by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard the Terra satellite on February 9, 2007. The image shows the sediment plumes coming from the inland rivers.
Here’s an image of the phytoplankton blooms in the Gulf of Mexico taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA’s Terra satellite on January 15, 2002. Phytoplankton or algal bloom is caused by excess nutrients from chemical runoffs particularly from fertilizers and the likes.
This image of the Three Gorges Dam located in the Yangtze River was taken on April 15, 2009 by an astronaut from the International Space Station during the Expedition 19 mission. Issues on water pollution were raised during the implementation of the dam project before it was completed in 2006.
Here’s another image of a water pollution problem in the Gulf of Mexico, this time, involving oil spills. This image was taken on May 13, 2006 using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument flying onboard NASA’s Terra satellite.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.