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The Great Wall

January 20, 2013

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A picture of the Great Wall from when I studied abroad in China.  Unfortunately, it actually cannot be seen from space.  Sorry to anyone whose dream I may have crushed…

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/workinginspace/great_wall.html, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=is-chinas-great-wall-visible-from-space

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  1. Great picture Alex!! I’m sure China was quite an experience! There was an astronomer meeting in Beijing last year and several of my friends went and found it to be a really pleasant but alien experience.
    And I have learned something!! I had always kind of thought that the Great Wall being visible from space was kind of a weird thing and unlikely because of its color but now its confirmed 🙂 That it would be visible when there’s a long shadow makes sense – here’s a picture of camels visible by shadow.

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