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Laura Faye Tenenbaum is a science communicator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and teaches oceanography at Glendale Community College.

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Pick of the pics
Himalayas or fractals?
March 12, 2010
posted by Dr. Amber Jenkins
16:00 PST

Credit: NASA ASTER satellite.
Credit: NASA ASTER satellite.

In this 2002 image, soaring, snow-capped peaks and ridges of the eastern Himalayas create an irregular white-on-red patchwork between major rivers in southwestern China. The Himalayas are made up of three parallel mountain ranges that together extend for more than 2900 kilometers (1800 miles).

Courtesy of the extremely cool NASA/USGS Earth as Art gallery.

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