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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-702-23 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: BANGLADESH

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  STS091-702-023 Ganges River, India June 1998
A small section of the meandering Ganges River (ribbon-like, light-colored feature), the major river of the Indian subcontinent, skirts along the northern edge of the Rajmahal Hills (darker landscape, bottom center). These brownish-looking, vegetated hills rise between 500 feet (150 meters) to over 1000 feet (300 meters) above the surrounding plains. The Hindu people believe that the Ganges River is the most sacred river in the world. The river's broad floodplain contains many interconnected channels. The south draining, meandering Mahananda River (smaller, light-colored line-bottom left) converges with the main channel of the Ganges near the center of the image. Downstream from the confluence of these two rivers a railroad bridge (straight line crossing the Ganges) and a drainage canal (thin, straight, light-colored line) can be identified. The bridge crossing is located approximately 5 miles (8 km) northwest of the Indian-Bangladesh border.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 702 - 23
Geographical Name: BANGLADESH  
Features: GANGES RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.0N x 89.0E
Film Exposure: O   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 25   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 40  
Date: 19980605   YYYYMMDD
Time: 093755   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 279   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 199   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL  
Water Views: RIVER  
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