15You Can See The Great Wall Of China Of Space


A common myth that has floated around since forever is that the Great Wall of China is the only man-made creation that can be seen from space. In fact, this erroneous statement was added into textbooks. This could not be farther from the truth. You can’t see the 5,550-foot-long wall

from space with the unaided eye, even from low Earth orbit (LEO), which has an altitude of 2,000 kilometers or less. And the Apollo astronauts who landed on the moon definitely couldn’t see it from there.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield said that the Great Wall is “too narrow, and it follows the natural contours and colours [of the landscape].” American astronaut Leroy Chiao took a picture of the Wall from out his window on the International Space Station in 2004 but had to use a zoom lens on the camera.

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