Monday, December 10, 2012

Photo: Everest From Orbit



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.

6 comments:

Raheel Adnan said...

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.

randy said...
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Rogue Adventure said...

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

Kraig Becker said...

LOL! That's great! Thanks for the update RA. I'll have to post something on this when I get the chance. :)

Kifah said...
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Bibek Maharjan said...
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