The Himalayas are a mountain range in Asia that stretches for about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) through parts of India, Nepal, and China. The Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world, with many of its peaks reaching elevations of over 8,000 meters (26,000 feet).
Category Archives: Mountains
How Do Mountains Form? [Explained]
Most people know that mountains are tall, rocky formations that jut up from the Earth’s surface. However, fewer people know how these behemoths are actually formed. In short, there are five main ways mountains can form:
Mount Everest from space [5 most amazing NASA photos]
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Its summit is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.7 feet) above sea level. Naturally, It looks amazing from space, and as a result, many astronauts took its photos during their journeys. Here are the top 5 most amazing photos of Mount Everest from space, published by NASA.
Mount Etna is sliding into the sea
Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano (also one of the most active volcanoes in the world) is sliding into the Ionian Sea at rates of centimeters per year. If part of it falls into the sea, it could create horrible mega-tsunamis that would devastate the eastern Mediterranean shores.
Dolomites from an Eagle’s Point of View [360° HD Interactive Video]
An amazing video published by RedBull channel: with that 360° HD Interactive video, you can explore Northeastern Italy’s Dolomites from an eagle’s point of view.
36 Interesting Antarctica Facts
Antarctica is the southernmost continent and a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. It is actually the largest desert on Earth. Here are some interesting Antarctica facts.
Mont Blanc: 365 Gigapixel Panorama [World’s Largest Photo!]
An international team led by the Italian photographer Filippo Blengini created a 365-Gigapixel Panorama of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, and the gigantic image becomes the World’s largest photo. The previous record-holder, published in 2013, was a 320-gigapixel shot of London, taken from atop the BT Tower. The huge image, published on the project’s site …
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8 famous places to see before they have vanished
There are a lot of natural and human-made wonders in the world. But everything has an end, and sooner or later, they’ll be gone. Unfortunately, some of them will be vanished sooner, even in a few decades. Here are eight famous places to see before they have vanished, just in case you may want to …
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Planet Earth II Official Extended Trailer
In 2006, Planet Earth, the British television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit “has changed our view of the world”. It was the first nature documentary series filmed in high definition. The making took five years and it was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC. Now, ten years …
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10 Strange Places on Earth
The Earth, our home has a lot of beautiful, amazing locations – and some strange places as well. These weird places sometimes look “impossible”, sometimes dangerous, sometimes scary, but despite all that, still can be beautiful. Here are ten of them.