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Here are some Amazon River pictures. 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 photo shows the opening of the Amazon River which is directly connected to the Atlantic Ocean. This photo was taken during the STS-46 mission on August 8, 1992.
The next in our set of Amazon pictures is this view of the Amazon River’s mouth, but this time, as seen from the Gemini 9-A spacecraft. This photo was taken on June 5, 1966 during the spacecraft’s 18th revolution of the earth.
This is a closer image of the Amazon River in Brazil taken during the STS-43 mission on August 11, 1991. Amazon River is the largest river in the world with an approximate drainage basin area of 7,050,000 square kilometers.
This photo shows the junction where Tapajos River and Amazon River meets. The photo was taken on August 11, 1991 during the STS-43 mission.
Here’s an nice photo of the Amazon River as seen from the STS-58 space shuttle on October 30, 1993. The Amazon River is called Apurímac in Peru and Solimões in Brazil.
We have written many articles about the Amazon River for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the world’s widest river, and here are some pictures of the Amazon Rainforest.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.