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10 things massive enough to be seen from space

Jan. 17, 2014, 10:44 a.m.
Pyramids at Giza seen from space

Photo: NASA

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Pyramids at Giza

Though they cannot be seen distinctly from space with the naked eye, the pyramids of Egypt are a popular subject for satellites and space station astronauts. The pyramid shape is clearly visible from above with a zoom lens or a high-resolution camera. While the desert landscapes are also evident, satellite images show that the pyramids are now partially surrounded by the modern city of Cairo (and abutted by a large golf course).