Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS the Amazon River. There are various opinions on the oxygen production amount, and the National Geographic came out with an article Why the Amazon doesn’t really produce 20% of the world’s oxygen.

Credit: Sergey Ryazansky

On the other hand, Amazon is critical for second-to-none place for

More than one-third of all known species in the world live in the Amazon rainforest, a giant tropical forest and river basin with an area that stretches more than 5,400,000km2. It is the richest tropical forest in the world in terms of biodiversity. There are over 3,000 species of fish currently recognised in the Amazon basin, with more being discovered every year.In addition to the thousands of species of fish, the river supports crabs, algae, and turtles.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Sergey Ryazansky’s Tweet
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