Everest is the highest mountain on the planet, which is why it is commonly said to be “the roof” of the world. With 8,848 meters above sea level, it is a massif that has always aroused the fascination of people.
It is also one of the most photographed natural formations in history, although the image recently shared by NASA can be considered one of the most spectacular on this mountain.
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) managed to take a picture on Mount Everest on December 12 last year. The image, which was now published by NASA, offers a unique view of the mountain that can be seen from space without clouds in between.
This summit is located on the Tibetan Qinghai Plateau and continues to rise about a centimeter each year due to the progressive lifting of the crust, which is caused by the convergence of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.
In the image published by the government office you can see how many glaciers flow from the snowy peaks of the plateau. Thus, as the thick masses of ice and snow descend to warmer sectors, an important part of them is obscured by rock debris (moraines) that accumulate on top of the ice.
When glaciers melt, debris carried by the ice is deposited as sediments known to geologists as glacial tillage.