Archive: Brazzaville, Kinshasa, Congo River (NASA, International Space Station, 06/06/03)

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    Editor's note: Digging deep into some of the Earth images archives...many incredible gems in there that deserve to be seen. This one is from way back in 2003.

    This image featuring two capital cities on opposite banks of the Congo River was taken by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The smaller city is Brazzaville (capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo) on the north side of the river, and Kinshasa (capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on the south side. The cities lie at the downstream end of an almost circular widening in the river known as Stanley Pool. The international boundary follows the south shore of the pool (~30 kilometers in diameter). The Congo River exits the pool through a markedly narrowed channel at a series of whitewater rapids that can be seen in this view from space.

    Image and caption credit: NASA

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    1. dodagp 53 months ago | reply

      Impressive ! But why the river water is so very deep blue ? Is it manipulated or it has to do with the depth ?

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