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Himalayas. Combined infrared and optical satellite image of the Himalaya mountain range on the Tibet- Nepal border. North is at top. Mount Everest is at upper right. At 8848 metres, this is the tallest mountain on Earth. Across lower frame are numerous tributaries of the Ganges river, fed by melting snow from the mountain range. The image is 186 kilometres wide. Taken by the Landsat 1 satellite on 7th November 1972.
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