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Everest From Space

Postby Guitarzan » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:30 am

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Re: Everest From Space

Postby Mark A Steiner » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:18 pm

It certainly is. Gave quite a different perspective. The shadow from Makalu was impressive also.
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Re: Everest From Space

Postby peter303 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:31 pm

And that line of a thousand tiny dots going up the SE ridge 8)

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Re: Everest From Space

Postby trent » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:49 pm

Nice.

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Re: Everest From Space

Postby CAF » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:10 am

I am always fascinated by these images of earth from space. Takes me back to my Remote Sensing classes at NAU. This one had me a bit baffled however, as none of the geography and landmarks made sense to me. Then I saw this, http://www.indianexpress.com/news/nasa-photo-error-puts-mt.-everest-in-india-/1044818/
Spectacular photo nonetheless.

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Re: Everest From Space

Postby gdthomas » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:05 pm

CAF wrote:I am always fascinated by these images of earth from space. Takes me back to my Remote Sensing classes at NAU. This one had me a bit baffled however, as none of the geography and landmarks made sense to me. Then I saw this, http://www.indianexpress.com/news/nasa-photo-error-puts-mt.-everest-in-india-/1044818/
Spectacular photo nonetheless.


I too was a bit perplexed by the photo having just returned from the Everest Region. However, I wasn't prepared to say it was incorrect.

Mark A Steiner wrote:It certainly is. Gave quite a different perspective. The shadow from Makalu was impressive also.


In light of the mistake, I wonder how Makalu was identified in the photo.

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Re: Everest From Space

Postby jbchalk » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:22 pm

I was definitely perplexed my the image as well and am happy to find out its not Everest as I thought I might be losing it mentally a bit :) I thought I knew the various faces, cwms, & ridges of Everest, as well as nearby Lhotse fairly well and really couldn't identify anything on the image.

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Re: Everest From Space

Postby Mark A Steiner » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:22 pm

gdthomas wrote:
CAF wrote:I am always fascinated by these images of earth from space. Takes me back to my Remote Sensing classes at NAU. This one had me a bit baffled however, as none of the geography and landmarks made sense to me. Then I saw this, http://www.indianexpress.com/news/nasa-photo-error-puts-mt.-everest-in-india-/1044818/
Spectacular photo nonetheless.


I too was a bit perplexed by the photo having just returned from the Everest Region. However, I wasn't prepared to say it was incorrect.

Mark A Steiner wrote:It certainly is. Gave quite a different perspective. The shadow from Makalu was impressive also.


In light of the mistake, I wonder how Makalu was identified in the photo.

The rather pointed shadow to the east of "Everest" suggested its presence. But yes, re-examination of the photo does provide more questions. I've never been to the Everest region, so I'll drop out of this thread and wait for more expert opinion.
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Re: Everest From Space

Postby MUni Rider » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:01 pm

Glad to know I wasn't going bonkers in trying to find Island Peak and failing miserably. :lol:
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Re: Everest From Space

Postby jrbren_vt » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:09 am

I was struggling to locate the Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse ridge without success. Its usually pretty obvious with Everest ariel photos. I guess this explains why.
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Re: Everest From Space

Postby susanjoypaul » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:05 am

To follow up on this...

My friend Stewart Green concluded that the peak in the photo is actually 25,171-foot Saser Kangri I, in the Saser Muztagh subrange of the Karakorams. He wrote about it on his About.com blog, and the identification was verified by (mutual Facebook friend) Satyabrata Dam, who's actually climbed it.

The more you know :-D

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