If you’ve ever wondered how your home looks to extraterrestrial beings, you’ll find out now, for here we are listing the things on planet earth that are visible even from space. By Quoyina Ghosh

1. The Great Barrier Reef

This 2,253-km-long reef is considered to be one of the greatest natural wonders of our planet. It is built of billions of coral polyps and is home to a variety of organisms. Of the various accolades, this magnificent wonder gathers for itself, one that truly sets it apart is of being the only living creature visible from space. Our planet is filled to the brim with stupendous wonders such as these. Let us strive to protect that, shall we?

2. The Pyramids Of Giza

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Iconic, yet mysterious, the monumental Pyramids of Giza should definitely be on everyone's bucket list. Of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids are the oldest and only site still intact. The large granite coffer which lies inside the main chamber of the Great Pyramid is too large to have fit down the passageways inside, which has led historians to believe that the Great Pyramid was built around the coffer #OriginalTravel #LifeIsInTheDetail 📸 @matiasderada – – – #egypt #ancientegypt #pyramids #thepyramidsofgiza #egyptshots #egypthphotography #oldegypt #beautifulegypt #egyptian #travelegypt #instaegypt #visitegypt #loveegypt #luxurytravel #luxurytraveler #luxurytravelexperts #luxurytraveladvisor

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One of the seven wonders of the world, these ancient pyramids are one of the most mysterious creations of man. Built-in the 2,580-2,560 BC period, it stands tall in the land of Egypt till day. What’s more? These pyramids can be seen even from space. In fact, it is an all-time favourite subject for space photography. It is said that even the limestone statues of the lion can be seen from space if provided with powerful enough cameras.

3. The Himalayas

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Kashmir- Oh dear, I can’t even tell how much I have waited to visit this place. And all I can say is, it was totally worth it. Rightly said, a paradise on earth, this place left me spellbound. I can’t wait to share all the exciting trek stories and pictures with y’all very soon. Until then, here is a picture from our base camp at Sonamarg❤️ … … … #kashmirthroughmylens #iHtrekstory #mypixeldiary #incredibleindia #kashmir #ngtindia #cntraveler #indiahikes #travelphotography #travelrealindia #igramming_india #iiframe #agameoftones #travelstoke #hippieinhills #himalayas #lonelyplanetindia #wildernessculture #discover_earth #india #thehimalayas #trekking #getoutthere #trekkersofindia #earth_shotz #landscapephotography #_soi #photographers_of_india #liveyouradventure #mountains … … 🏔Leave no trace in the mountains, except your 👣

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Out of the various mountain ranges visible from space, the Himalayas are the most impressive. These ranges run for about 2,400 km and contain in them the highest mountain, Mount Everest. It also has in it several other mountains that are well above 7,200 metres high. While earth offers you the ability to trek across it, live atop it and gaze at it, space trumps earth when it comes to a bird’s eye view of the Himalayas in its entirety.

4. Amazon River

The largest river on earth, the Amazon river is roughly 4,000 miles long with various tributaries alongside it. It discharges an average of about 209,000 cubic metres of water per second. This is an amount that is greater than the next seven rivers combined. What’s more? This serpentine river makes up for around 20 per cent of the total water discharge into oceans and can be seen even from the space.

5. The Grand Canyon

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to … . @jayloobyphotography . North Rim of the Grand Canyon (swipe to see full image). Congratulations to Jay Looby. “I always knew shooting the Milky Way at the Grand Canyon would be a challenge and it truly was just that. No real way to light this scene at night so shooting the canyon at dusk and during blue hour was my only chance to get the detail down below. The next even bigger challenge was blending the two together and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I love the almost dream like quality of the canyon with the airglow around the core. The small amount of light pollution on the horizon is the Grand Canyon Village and South Rim Visitors Center. This was shot on the evening of July 4th and we were able to watch the fireworks show at the South Rim while we shot the Galaxy,” says Jay. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. – TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Tracked/Stacked/Blended • Canon 5D Mark II + rokinon 14mm t3.1 Cine + ioptron Skyguider Pro • Foreground – taken between dusk and blue hour, 10 shots stacked @ f5.6, 14mm, ISO 800, 0.8 sec exposure • Sky – tracked with iOptron Skyguider Pro, 5 shots stacked @ f5.6, 14mm, ISO1600, 300 sec exposure each (25 minutes total exposure). – From ROYCE: Many people don’t realize that you can’t photograph the Milky Way over the Grand Canyon from the more popular South Rim side (the MW is behind you when facing the canyon). You have to go to the more remote North Rim to get this view! Those of us heading to the @NightScaperConference next May will be only 80 miles from the North Rim . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. – JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . . . . . .

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Yet another creation of mother nature that features on this list, is the Grand Canyon. This 277-mile long wonder takes one day to explore and even then, you wouldn’t feel sated. However, if you hitch a ride to space and capture a good seat, a bird’s-eye view of this brilliant creation will be available to you with ease.

6. The Ganga River Delta

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Did you know about Mistpouffers which are mysterious sounds like sonic booms that are often heard along waterfronts? In the 1890s, T.D. LaTouche, a British officer wrote about these puzzling sounds from a river in his journal. Now called, Mistpouffers or Barisal Guns, these are unexplained sounds that resemble a sonic boom that have been reported in many waterfront communities worldwide. In India especially, mistpouffers have been heard in the delta regions of Ganga and Brahmaputra. While they resemble the sonic boom of a supersonic jet, what’s even mysterious is the fact that they have been reported from times before any airplanes were invented. Is it not a wonderful experience to come across such wonders of the natural world? eArth Samvarta Foundation presents 'Know Your Rivers' series. #chapter2 continued | Ganga River | 26 August 2018 | We have been fortunate enough to have been born in a time when these sights and sounds and scents are still abundant. But what do we leave behind? Is it just footprints in the sands of time or burnt holes filled with the tar of pollution? Photo Credit: Chakumar under CC 3.0 #ganges #gangariver #uttarakhand #uttarpradesh #bihar #jharkhand #westbengal #nationalmissionforacleanganga #incredibleindia #india #riversofindia #wondersofindia #gangariverbasin #gangadelta #knowyourrivers #environment #sustainability #biodiversity #waterpollution #rivers #tourism #sustainabletourism #mistpouffers #mysteries #amazing

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This river delta is the largest in the world. Spanning across an area of 220 miles, it is located in the midst of West Bengal and Bangladesh and empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is noted to be one of the most fertile lands and is known to be the favourite haunt of the Royal Bengal Tiger. While you might not be able to spot the tiger from space, the delta is a sight you definitely won’t miss.

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