Tag: highest

Apr 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION SEEN FROM A SPACE SHUTTLE Photograph by NASA In this incredible capture taken on 30 September 1994, we see a major eruption of Klyuchevskaya Sopka as seen by the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour (mission: STS-68). The eruption cloud reached 60,000 feet above sea level and the winds…

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Oct 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Highest of All Clouds

Picture of the Day: The Highest of All Clouds

THE HIGHEST OF ALL CLOUDS Photograph by Kelly Speelman/National Science Federation In this photo by Kelly Speelman of the National Science Federation, we see Nacreous clouds observed on January 6, 2011. These polar stratospheric clouds at 80,000 feet (24,384 m) are the highest of all clouds. They only occur in the…

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Jul 11, 2012

The Highest Point on Every Continent

The Highest Point on Every Continent

As you would imagine, the highest point is found at the peak of the continent’s highest mountain. In mountaineering this is known as the Seven Summits, which was first postulated and achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass. Below you can see the highest points on every continent compared to the “Eight-Thousanders“,…

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