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Amazing Video Of How The Sahara Ends Up In Brazil

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28 million tonnes of dust needs to travel 3,000 miles this year. The future of the Amazon rainforest depends on it. 

But put down that wheelbarrow and wipe that worried look off your face. You won't need to lift a finger. 

A new study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, has revealed that 27.7 million tonnes of dust is blown from the Sahara desert and carried across the Atlantic Ocean to the Amazon basin, every single year.

The video below is courtesy of NASA, who have used 3D satellite imaging to prove that the world's largest desert is partly responsible for fertilising the world's largest rainforest.

In fact, areas of the Amazon basin actually rely on Saharan dust, which contains high levels of phosphorous, in order to fertilise.

Watch the video below and have your mind blown. To bits. Tiny, dust-sized bits.

[Via: Sploid]

[Images: YouTube/NASA]

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