NASA shares great image of snow-capped Himalayas from space

The gorgeous image was taken by a crew member on board the International Space Station. Photo courtesy: Instagram / NASA
  • A long exposure snapshot taken by a crew member on the International Space Station shows what the snow-capped Himalayas look like from space.
  • The photo shows the bright city lights of New Delhi and Lahore – under the pale orange air of atmospheric particles

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released an extended, long-exposure image of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains on its Instagram account that has stunned netizens around the world.

An “50 million years of collision between the world’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas India and the Eurasian tectonic plate,” NASA wrote in an Instagram post.

“To the south or right of the range lies the fertile agricultural areas of northern India and Pakistan. To the north of the range or to the left of this view is the more dry Tibetan plateau – the ‘roof of the world’,” it added.

The image illuminates the bright city lights of New Delhi and Lahore – beneath the pale orange air of atmospheric particles reacting to solar radiation “.

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