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13-11-04, 04:27
Two rivers curl through South America in this true-color Terra MODIS image from October 14, 2004. On the left side of the image, in eastern Argentina, the Paraná River curves in a southeastern arc to empty into the Rio de la Plata at lower center. East of the Paraná, the Uruguay River flows south along the border between Argentina and Uruguay, and empties its waters into the Rio de la Plata as well. The Rio de la Plata appears tan and green from all the sediment in its waters; this sediment is from the draining Paraná and Uruguay rivers, which pick up sediment as they flow.

On the southern banks of the Rio de la Plata, Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires can be seen as a spidery gray smudge. Farther to the east, on the opposite side of the Rio de la Plata and on the edge of the Atlantic, Uruguay’s capital city of Montevideo is also visible as a spidery gray, though smaller, smudge. Also shown in the image are a few red dots that mark where the MODIS instrument detected a thermal signature that was likely caused by a fire.

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