APOD: Himalayan Horizon from Space Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Himalayan Horizon from Space
Description:
Here are the Himalayas, as photographed by an astronaut on the International Space Station.  These mountains were created by the collision of two continents, as the India Plate, proceeding north at about 5 cm/year, has ground against the Eurasian Plate over the last 40 or 50 million years.  To find out more, visit the NOVA site Birth of the Himalaya.
Image:
image credit: Expedition 1, ISS, EOL NASA; <a href="http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap011226.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.com/images/features/himalaya-large5-28-08.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Expedition 1, ISS, EOL NASA; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/himalaya-large5-28-08.jpg
Featured:
June 1, 2008 - June 16, 2008