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Uploaded: 10/07/07 1:36 PM GMT
Mississippi Delta
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A Landsat image of the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana, a giant bird’s foot shape protruding into the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River deposits sediment into the ocean and new land appears – this has happened most conspicuously along the south-western tip of the delta. Left to their own devices, rivers change course over time and the Mississippi is no exception. Geologists surmise that the Mississippi changed course numerous times over the past 10,000 years, wandering across a roughly 320-kilometre (200-mile) range along the Gulf Coast.

Credit:NASA/JPL.

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.Tomeast
10/07/07 10:38 PM GMT
Things are changing all the time in that region with alot of land being lost and gained perhaps.Fine image.
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.0930_23
10/10/07 6:04 AM GMT
Great photo. Had this in VB and gave it very high marks. I like explanation. Very informative.

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.537les
10/10/07 2:46 PM GMT
Thanks so much for sharing this example of the planet changing before our eyes and for taking the time to include the detailed description.
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some pictures say a thousand words... others speak silently to the soul
.mapbc
10/10/07 6:31 PM GMT
So what camera did you use on that? I'm guessing not a 35mm.
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.Saily80
10/10/07 8:51 PM GMT
hm.ahm.great image.i like the blue water in this picture.
Great shot
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Rducky789
10/10/07 10:32 PM GMT
This is a really cool shot. Strangely beautiful. Nice work.
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.jerock03
10/11/07 1:53 AM GMT
Great shot, it looks so amazing!!
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::biffobear
02/27/09 5:38 PM GMT
Stretching like a national Guitar as Paul Simon said...It's a guddun..R.
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Tamas2evil
11/11/09 9:37 PM GMT
Never thought that the mississippi river could look that clean. Nice work!
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