6 amazing things created by man that can be seen from spacePictolic
The earth is large, and for several thousands of people filled her huge and amazing things: the pyramids, the giant walls, cities, and many others. But for the International space station (ISS), which orbits the Earth at an altitude of 400 km, our planet might seem rather small place. Houses, roads and buildings just disappear. Even some of the biggest man-made structures blend in with the landscape. But there are those that can be seen and the height of low-earth orbit.
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The great pyramid at Giza
See the little triangle of shadow at the center of this picture? The shadows and little spots beneath some of the most amazing structures ever built by man. It the three most famous Egyptian pyramids — the pyramids of Giza. The largest of the three — more than 140 meters in height, but from space it looks like a small dot in the middle of the desert.
Night lights cities
At night, light pollution is obscuring the light of stars in the sky. But if you look at some cities from space, you can see the constellations of artificial light.
Copper mine Kennecott
Copper mine Kennecott southwest of salt lake city is one of the world's largest open mines. Its diameter is about four kilometers and the depth is more than 1200 meters. At the end of the XIX century there were mined gold, silver and lead.
Humanity builds bridges for a long time and every year — all the better. From conventional bridges across the streams of people went on to build huge bridges of iron and concrete, which can rightly be considered masterpieces of engineering. Such bridges are able to withstand millions of cars a year. In the photo — the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco.
Palm Islands in Dubai
Along the coast of Dubai extends a man-made archipelago of Islands in the shape of palm trees. To build these Islands, builders took out sand from the bottom of the Persian Gulf, and then formed it into trees and other shapes. Island at the top of this picture is still under construction. It is conceived as a map of the world.
Greenhouses in Almeria
In the province of Almeria in Southeast Spain, there is a huge cluster of greenhouses visible from space. The greenhouses cover an area of more than 259 square kilometers. In these greenhouses grow millions of tons of fruits and vegetables, and put them in other parts of the world.