Mount Everest from the SPACE! NASA shares Never-Seen-Before picture
NASA has shared a stunning image of Mount Everest. The huge mountain ranges appear like shallow ravines in the image taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Check the amazing picture now.
NASA: On Tuesday, NASA shared a stunning image of Mount Everest on its official Instagram handle. The image was taken by the astronomers in the International Space Station (ISS) and showcases a dream-like view of the gigantic mountain range from space. The aerial image reduces the highest mountain on the planet to mere pebble sized. While we may all have seen Mount Everest as this giant structure which stands taller than any other mountain in the world at the heart of Nepal. But watching the same structure from this perspective is extremely intriguing.
Sharing it on Instagram, NASA said, “Mt. Everest like you've never seen it before. The highest mountain on Earth takes on a different perspective from the vantage point of space. An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this near-nadir (almost straight down) photograph of Mount Everest, which towers approximately 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea-level”.
Highlighting the gigantic size of the mountain, NASA added in the caption, “This world-renowned summit just keeps growing – approximately 1 centimetre per year due to the progressive uplift of the crust caused by the convergence of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates”. At the time of writing this, the post had garnered more than 4.31 Lakh likes and over 1200 comments.
NASA takes a stunning image of Mount Everest from the ISS
NASA has been using its social media presence to spread more awareness about the universe we live in. Every time NASA posts an image on Instagram, it adds an informative caption along with the image to help the followers learn a little more about not only space but also the world we live in. Taking unique images of the Earth is not something NASA or the ISS is doing for the first time. A few years ago, Thomas Pesquet shared an image of Egyptian Pyramids at Giza from the ISS.
Last week, NASA conducted a joint mission with SpaceX to send four astronauts to the ISS. This was the fourth crewed-rotation mission of NASA done in partnership with private companies to enable cost-effective human transportation to and from the ISS.
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