NASA Treats Space Enthusiasts to Breathtaking Earth Views: From Himalayas to Bahamas

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NASA's post has amassed more than 257,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

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The United States space agency, NASA, consistently captivates space enthusiasts by sharing mesmerizing images of our universe. With its social media platforms serving as a treasure trove for educational videos and captivating Earth and space visuals, NASA’s recent Instagram post showcased a stunning series of photographs, including a captivating image of the Himalayas taken from space. The caption humorously noted, “Earth: It’s got range.”

Explaining the unique perspective offered by the International Space Station (@ISS), NASA mentioned that approximately every 90 minutes, the ISS orbits Earth at a staggering speed of 17,500 miles (36,000 kilometers) per hour. The post encouraged viewers to swipe through the images to witness the dynamic changes in the world from an astronaut’s viewpoint.

The first picture in the series portrayed the majestic Himalayas, serving as the natural border between India and China. NASA explained that the snow-covered mountain range extended from the bottom left to the upper right of the image, with the curved edge of the planet visible on the right-hand side of the frame.

The subsequent images showcased the turquoise waters of the Bahamas and the nighttime lights of Boston. The International Space Station also captured striking visuals of Riyadh and the snow-covered Coast Mountains in British Columbia.

Since its posting just a few hours ago, NASA’s Instagram post has garnered over 257,000 likes and numerous comments from awe-inspired followers. Comments ranged from expressions of perfection and beauty to exclamations about the incredible appearance of our planet Earth.

In a previous update earlier this month, NASA shared before-and-after satellite images depicting a temporary lake that formed in Death Valley, USA. The images revealed the lake’s formation in the aftermath of Hurricane Hilary in August 2023 and its persistence through the fall and winter. Following a potent atmospheric river in February 2024, the lake was recharged. The satellite imagery captured the Badwater Basin in Death Valley before the hurricane, after the hurricane, and again after the recent rainstorm, showcasing the temporary lake extending its stay in the iconic desert landscape.

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