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View from space: Earth’s tallest mountain



January 5, 2014
EarthSky // Earth, Science Wire

A satellite view of Mount Everest

There are 14 mountain peaks on Earth that stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). The tallest of these so-called “eight-thousanders” is Mount Everest, on the border between Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayan Mountains. The Nepalese name for the mountain is Sagarmatha, which means “mother of the universe.”

Here’s a satellite view of Everest from NASA’s Earth Observatory. It looks majestic even from high above!

Image credit: NASA

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