If you have heard that you can see the Great Wall of China from space, I hate to break it to you, but that’s a big fat lie. However, there are many other amazing things that you’d be able to see from space. Just look at these images from satellites and the International Space Station (ISS)!
1. Great Barrier Reef
The 2253 kilometers long reef off the northeast coast of Australia is one of the world’s seven natural wonders. This underwater haven is home to thousands of different sea creatures, including humpback whales. Looking at it from space allows us to see our planet as we have never seen it before.
The ISS monitors weather conditions around the world to ensure that all countries are prepared for potential disasters. In particular, the ISS monitors hurricanes. This type of tropical storm requires a lot of heat, so they occur only where the sea temperature is above 26 ° C.
3. Palm islands
Construction of these huge man-made islands began off the coast of Dubai 20 years ago. About 110 million cubic meters of sand were used to create the Palm Jumeirah archipelago. Nearby are islands that look like a map of the world, and it is rumored that they are working on creating several more that resemble the solar system. If this happens, you will be able to see Uranus from space!