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This is what Everest looks like from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has surprised us by taking this photograph of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, with an altitude of 8,848 meters above sea level.

These images provided by the US space agency, NASA, offer us a unique perspective of this spectacular mountain, also known as the "roof of the world" . In Nepali, he was called Sagarmatha, which means "God of the sky".

In Western countries, it is named after George Everest, director of the British Surveyor General of India, responsible for surveying the Himalayas in the 19th century.

Everest, according to NASA, continues to rise into the sky at approximately 1 centimeter per year due to the progressive lifting of the earth's crust caused by the convergence of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, because India is pushing the plate that supports Nepal and China, that's why the mountain range moves and the summit of Everest rises.

The image, taken on December 12, 2021 with a Nikon D5 digital camera with a focal length of 400 millimeters, has been cropped and enhanced to improve the contrast of the snapshot.

Reference: EARTH OBSERVATORY NASA Amber Turner, Jacobs, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

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