These are the man-made structures that can be seen from space


For many years, we have heard or read that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space, mainly to further enhance this man-made structure. But, Can you really see this and other buildings from the Kármán Line?

The Kármán is the boundary between Earth and space. It is defined as 100 kilometers above the surface of our planet and determines where the Earth’s atmosphere ends and outer space begins.

According to a report from the Very Interesting website, yes you can see some structures from outside the Earthbut they are not as popular as the Great Wall of China.

The human structures that can be seen from space

One of the structures that can be seen from the Kármán line is the mine Bingham Canyon, located 32 kilometers southeast of Salt Lake City, in the United States. It is the largest human excavation in the world and it is also the deepest open pit mine on our planet.

It is so large that it is not only visible from the Kármán line without the need for magnification, but could also be seen by astronauts aboard NASA’s space shuttle, orbiting at an altitude of 305 to 531 km above sea level.

From China, you can see the dam of the three gorges, which runs through the Yangtze River. This dam is the largest power production facility in the world and is believed to be the most expensive hydroelectric plant ever built. It is 185 m high and more than 2 km long.

In amazing Dubai, there is the Palm Jumeirahwhich according to NASA, with a 31-inch lens can be seen from the Kárman line.

The artificial islands can be clearly seen from the International Space Station (ISS) which orbits 400 km above sea level.

The report adds that some roads through arid regions they can be seen from space, depending on conditions and light. Other large structures like the Pyramids of Giza they have generated debate, because they cannot be seen so clearly. Also, there are cities that can be seen as gray spots.

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