Earlier today The Atlantic ran this photo which was recently shot from the International Space Station giving us all a glimpse of Everest as viewed from orbit. They also ran a story that claims that “Mount Everest Doesn’t Look All That Big When You See It From Space.” Looking at the photo however, I have to beg to differ. That magnificent mountain still stands out from the crowd in my eyes and its unique profile towers over everything else around it. It is a great shot of the Himalaya captured from high above, with the world’s highest peak right at the center.
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3 thoughts on “Photo: Everest From Orbit”
I had to reread the line "Mount Everest Doesn't Look All That Big..", because Everest surely looks dominant and most prominent mountain in the photo.
Turns out that the photo is not of Everest but instead "It is Saser Muztagh, in the Karakoram Range of the Kashmir region of India" – source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2012/12/14/02/00/nasa-photo-error-puts-everest-in-india
LOL! That's great! Thanks for the update RA. I'll have to post something on this when I get the chance. 🙂
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