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Did you know the Great Wall of China can be seen from outer space?

  1. Nikki D. Felder profile image74
    Nikki D. Felderposted 7 years ago

    Did you know the Great Wall of China can be seen from outer space?

  2. Stories Inc. profile image78
    Stories Inc.posted 7 years ago

    No, can it? And how far away would be 'outer space'? Pretty close up, I suppose

  3. charlesroring profile image75
    charlesroringposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I know that but only when the weather is clear and the astronaut really pays attention to it.

  4. point2make profile image82
    point2makeposted 7 years ago

    Actually the wall itself cannot be seen with the unaided eye from space. What is visible, though, is the wind blown sand that has accumulated against the base of the wall along a good portion of it's length.

  5. damajoyi profile image61
    damajoyiposted 7 years ago

    This is very interesting fact.  i am curious to know where the source came from though.  i don't think it is far fetched becuase that thing is very prominent.

  6. Trail Otter profile image56
    Trail Otterposted 7 years ago

    According to the NASA site, it's a myth. It can be picked out from photographs however actually seeing it depends on conditions. The wall is similar in color to the surrounding area so it blends in, not visible by the unaided eye at low-earth orbit. Any higher and nothing discernable can be observed except natural features.

    There is an rather cool photo of the pyramids.

    http://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/workin … _wall.html