The snow-covered Himalayan Mountains are in splendid view in this enhanced, long-exposure image taken by a crew member aboard the @iss.⁣
The highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas are the result of 50 million years of collisions between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.⁣
South of the range, or to the right from this perspective, lies the agriculturally fertile region of northern India and Pakistan.⁣
North of the range, or to the left from this perspective, is the more arid Tibetan Plateau — the “Roof of the World.”⁣
The bright city lights of New Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan, are also visible below the faint, orange airglow of atmospheric particles reacting to solar radiation.⁣

Himalayan Mountains

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The snow-covered Himalayan Mountains are in splendid view in this enhanced, long-exposure image taken by a crew member aboard the @iss.⁣
The highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas are the result of 50 million years of collisions between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.⁣
South of the range, or to the right from this perspective, lies the agriculturally fertile region of northern India and Pakistan.⁣
North of the range, or to the left from this perspective, is the more arid Tibetan Plateau — the “Roof of the World.”⁣
The bright city lights of New Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan, are also visible below the faint, orange airglow of atmospheric particles reacting to solar radiation.⁣

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