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Bible Plagues? Nile River is Blood Red in Satellite Photos

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EGYPT -- Time to grab a Bible and check out those 10 plagues?! The European Space Agency's latest image of the Nile River might have a few doomsday zealots heading for the hills.

It appears the Egyptian river is a deep, blood red, drawing parallels to the first biblical plague of Egypt as told in the Book of Exodus.

“Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.”   Exodus 7:17, King James Version

Not to worry; the image was taken by ESA's recently launched Sentinel-3A satellite, which views areas of vegetation in infrared from the satellite's radiometer.

Sentinel-3A will systematically measure Earth's oceans, land, ice, and atmosphere.

Whew!