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See: Breathtaking New Widescreen Photo of the Himalayas

Satellite photo shows how sky-high peaks form a climate divide
Related: Earth

On Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released this breathtaking color-enhanced image of the Himalayan Mountains.

The NOAA pointed out that this photo (taken by the Suomi NPP satellite) shows the striking climactic divide formed by the soaring mountain range. The Himalayas form a continental divide between Southern (warmer, green tones) and Central (snow-dotted) Asia.

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