NASA has captioned this post, You would have never seen such Mount Everest before. Earth’s tallest mountain looks completely different from space. An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this direct picture of Mount Everest. The height of Mount Everest is about 29,029 feet (8,848 m) above sea level.
NASA also wrote in its caption that due to the collision between Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, this mountain is rising about 1 cm every year. Till the time of writing the news, more than 2.3 lakh users have liked this picture on Instagram.
Photography seems to be a favorite pastime for the astronauts aboard the ISS. Be it the Pyramids of Egypt or the Great Wall of China, an attempt has been made to capture them all in pictures from space.
A few years ago, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared a photo of the Egyptian pyramids at Giza. He was also aboard the ISS. Although those pyramids were different. They were not what Thomas was looking for. He wrote that it is not easy to recognize him from space. In 2018, cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos posted a picture from the ISS. He was quite sure that he had captured the Great Wall of China. Although it was very difficult to understand that thing in the picture. However, this seems to be the case with Mount Everest, as it is a difficult task to identify the highest peak in images taken from space.