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A view of mountains from the International Space Station. There are lines in various shades of gray that look like highways - these are paths carved by glaciers moving through the mountain range. Several peaks around the lines are untouched. A few clouds dot the sky at middle left and bottom left.

Carving a Path

What looks like highways going through a metropolitan area are actually a series of glaciers carving their way through the Karakoram mountain range north of the Himalayas. This photograph was taken from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above.

Image Credit: NASA/Woody Hoburg

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