Kathmandu Basin, radar image

Kathmandu Basin, radar image

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Kathmandu Basin. Coloured three-dimensional computer map of the Kathmandu Basin in the Nepalese Himalayas. North is at top. The land topography was mapped by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on the Space Shuttle Endeavour, using reflected radar pulses. The basin, which contains Nepal's capital city Kathmandu, is surrounded by the mountains of the central Himalayas. The formation (orogenesis) of these fold mountains began around 40 million years ago, when the Indian subcontinent collided with Eurasia. SRTM is run by NASA, the USA's National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), and the German and Italian space agencies.

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