This is What the Pyramids of Giza Look Like From Space
After a month-long delay, three ISS astronauts have returned to Earth after nearly 200 days traveling 84 million miles through space. This crew has been especially active on social media during their travels, specifically 38-year-old Samantha Cristoforetti, who picked up a strong Twitter following thanks to her in-space demonstrations and interstellar photos. But it’s crewmember Terry Virts who caught our eye with his shot of Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza from miles above the Earth.
With a world full of curves and valleys, finding our greatest landmarks isn’t always the easiest task. Lucky for all of us Earth-bound adventurers, Virts managed to snap this shot on the last day of the crew’s voyage. It’s an impressive shot for all of us, whether you’ve seen the pyramids in person or not. Check it out:
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