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Brahmaputra visible from space: Fincke

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 10, 2009

Shillong, Sep 9 (PTI) Contrary to popular notion that the Great Wall of China is visible from space, a top NASA astronaut claimed that it is the mighty Brahmaputra and the Pyramids that can been seen from space and not the Chinese marvel.

“It is almost impossible to see the Great Wall of China. But the might Brahmaputra and the Pyramids are visible from space,” Col Edward Michael Fincke, who has spent over one year in space in two missions on board the International Space Station and has been selected by NASA to go there again in 2010, said.

“The Great Wall of China is very long but it is made out of local material which has no contrast. It is camouflaged by natural material, making it almost impossible to identify,” Fincke, who is on a visit to Assam and Meghalaya to meet his in-laws, said.

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