NASA images show snow-covered Himalayas as seen from space

US space agency NASA shared stunning images of snow-covered Himalayan peaks as seen from space. The agency said that the enhanced, long-exposure image was captured by a crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS).  


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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," posted NASA. "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."

The image, posted a day ago on Instagram, has since received over 1.2 lakh 'likes'.

NASA's post says that on the right or to the south of the range, “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," NASA wrote.