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10 things massive enough to be seen from space

By: Josh Lew on Jan. 17, 2014, 10:44 a.m.
Grand Canyon seen from space

Photo: Karen L. Nyberg/Twitter

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Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is breathtaking in person, no question. But seeing it all at once requires a trip into Earth's orbit. Satellite images of the Grand Canyon and pictures taken by astronauts on the International Space Station not only show its distinct shape but also other natural and manmade features in the area including Lake Meade, the Colorado Plateau and even the city of Las Vegas. (Astronaut Karen L. Nyberg tweeted this image from the ISS on Oct. 9.)