American space agency NASA took to social media to share breathtaking images of snow-covered Himalayan peaks from space. Above of the stunning city lights of the national capital Delhi, the world’s highest mountain range appears in the photograph shared by NASA.
NASA said that the image was — enhanced and long-exposure — was captured by a crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
“The snow-covered Himalayan Mountains are in splendid view in this enhanced, long-exposure image taken by a crew member aboard the @iss,” NASA wrote in the post. “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.”
To the south of the Himalayas, on the right side of the picture, lies the “agriculturally fertile region of northern India and Pakistan.”
“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,” wrote NASA.
The photograph has garnered numerous comments and over 1.2 lakh ‘likes’ since being shared on social media.