For over the past month, frequent, heavy rains
have drenched parts of central China, giving rise to floods along the Yangtze
River that have affected more than 20 million people. This false-color
image of the Yangtze River and its tributaries was acquired on May 26,
2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying
aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft (right). The river snakes its way through
the center of the image.