Once again American Space Agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has won the hearts of Indian people by releasing some astonishing images of India-Pakistan border. These astonishing images were captured from space by a NASA astronaut at night using a digital camera.
Despite the two nation, arch-rivals, India and Pakistan have been constantly quarreling over several issues like terrorism, Kasmir Issues, etc, but the two countries appear equally amazing from space.
The image ISS045-E-27869 was taken on September 23 by a NASA astronaut aboard the ISS. He captured the India-Pakistan border into the camera while the ISS was flying over it in the night time. The image was captured by a Nikon D4 digital camera using a 28 mm lens.
In the picture, one can clearly see the border lit by security lights that has distinct orange color. Apart from it, several cities are clearly visible. A bright yellow light in the bottom left corner near the black colored sea is Karachi. Indus River Valley is magical to watch and gives a Christmas tree like appearance.
Meanwhile, in an another image, we can see area around New Delhi lit by city lights. Himalayas appear off-white with Srinagar having yellow-colored spot. Entire scenario whixh looks cool in night would have been vegetable green in daylight.
The release was posted on the official account at social media, Facebook and managed to receive more than 1,00,000 likes and shares. NASA has constantly been releasing photos taken from space. Recently, it released several stunning photos of India taken from space.
This isn’t the first time that NASA has amazed Indian citizens with jaw-dropping images. Previously in May, NASA astronaut had posted on his twitter account images of Indian cities and river which received lot of appreciation from countrymen and became a big hit on social media.
While talking of ISS, it is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbits. Launched in 1998, it is the largest artificial body in the orbit that can be seen by naked eyes on several occasions. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars. ISS revolves around the Earth at a height of around 400 km and it completes 15.54 orbits per day.