NASA Photo ID: STS066-92-013       File Name: 20177429.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/14/94
  Title: Ganges River Delta, Bangladesh, India
  Description:
  The Ganges River Delta is the largest inter-tidal delta in the world. With
  its extensive mangrove mud flats, swamp vegetation and sand dunes, it is
  characteristic of many tropical and subtropical coasts. As seen in this
  photograph, the tributaries and distributaries of the Ganges and
  Brahmaputra Rivers deposit huge amounts of silt and clay that create a
  shifting maze of waterways and islands in the Bay of Bengal.
  Subject terms:
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  DELTAS                                  
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  INDIA                                   
  RIVERS                                  
  STS-66                                  
  VEGETATION                              
  

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