Himalayas to Bahamas, NASA shares stunning images of Earth taken from space

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

NASA regularly shares stunning images of our universe, leaving space enthusiasts awestruck. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) social media handle is a treasure for those who love watching educational videos and cool photos showcasing Earth and space. Now, in its latest post, the space agency has delighted its Instagram followers with a series of photos, including one of the Himalayas, taken from space. “Earth: has a range,” NASA wrote in its commentary.

She added: “Approximately every 90 minutes, the International Space Station (ISS) orbits the Earth at a speed of 17,500 miles (36,000 kilometers) per hour. Swipe the image to see how the world is changing from the astronaut's perspective.”

Take a look below:

According to the description of the image, the first image shows the Himalayas that separate India from China. NASA explained: “The snow-capped mountain range extends from the lower left to the upper right of the image. The planet's curved edge curves to the right side of the frame.”

The second photo shows the blue waters of the Bahamas, while the third photo shows the lights of Boston at night. The International Space Station also captured images of Riyadh and the snow-covered Coast Mountains in British Columbia.

Since it was published a few hours ago, NASA's post has garnered more than 257,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

“Absolutely beautiful,” one user wrote. Another commented: “Oh my God, our planet Earth looks amazing.”

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Meanwhile, earlier this month, NASA shared before-and-after satellite images showing a temporary lake that recently formed in Death Valley in the US. According to NASA's Earth Observatory, the lake formed in August 2023 in the wake of Hurricane Hillary, and gradually shrank but persisted throughout the fall and winter. However, a powerful atmospheric river filled it again in February 2024.

Satellite images from NASA captured Death Valley's Badwater Basin before and after the hurricane, and again after the recent rainstorm. ''This temporary lake in Death Valley extends its stay. Rain from a powerful atmospheric river filled the Badwater Basin this month. These enhanced #Landsat images show a shallow lake several kilometers across, with the water highlighted in blue.

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