NASA shares incredible picture showing snow-covered Himalayas from space

US space agency NASA has shared an incredible picture showing the snow-covered Himalayan peaks as seen from space. The image shared on social media by NASA shows the world’s highest mountain range above the bright city lights of New Delhi.

NASA said a crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) captured the enhanced, long-exposure image.

“The snow-covered Himalayan Mountains are in splendid view in this enhanced, long-exposure image taken by a crew member aboard the @iss,” NASA wrote while sharing the image.

“The highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas are the result of 50 million years of collisions between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.”

On the right side of the picture lies the “agriculturally fertile region of northern India and Pakistan.”

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“The bright city lights of New Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan, are also visible below the faint, orange airglow of atmospheric particles reacting to solar radiation,” wrote NASA.

The photo has received over 1.2 lakh ‘likes’ and several comments since it was posted a day ago.

“Woah this is beautiful,” wrote one Instagram user. “Absolutely stunning. So magical,” another said.