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Here are some cool rainforest 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 image of the Panama Canal Rainforest was taken by Landsat 7 on March 2000. Rainforests are characterized by high annual rainfall of atleast 2,000 mm.
The next of these Amazon pictures was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite on August 19, 2009.
Here’s an image of Nyungwe National Park. Nyungwe National Park covers 970 square kilometers of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs located at the mountains of Rwanda.
Here’s an image of East Kalimantan, Indonesia which was once a rainforest but had shown the effects of deforestation by humans. This image was captured from the International Space Station on November 1985 during the STS-61A mission.
This photo shows the deforested portions of the Amazon River Basin in the state of Rondonia, Brazil. This image was taken on June 1985 during the STS-51G mission to the International Space Station. The Amazon Rainforest covers 70% of Rondonia.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.