Recently in the Mountains Category

Christina H Koch @Astro_Christina "The famous knife edge of Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, from the @Space_Station. This rock formation is where I first learned traditional lead-style rock climbing and gained the confidence and teamwork skills that I continue to rely on every day."

Less than three weeks after launch, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission has successfully completed its first mission phase and demonstrated the performance of the precise microwave ranging system that enables its unique measurements of how mass migrates around our planet.

A new study has found that dust, not spring warmth, controls the pace of spring snowmelt that feeds the headwaters of the Colorado River.

The Himalayas As Seen From Orbit

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams captured this soaring mountain visa image and twitted "up to the amazing array of white peaks on the Himalaya Mountains"

An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean--helping identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred, leading to the birth of the Himalayas.

Gravity Data Helps Refine Height of Denali

Physically, not too much has changed on Denali, North America's highest peak. What did change in 2015 is how people describe and measure Alaska's majestic mountain.

Sam Cristoforetti ‏@AstroSamantha Flying over the Himalaya and looking down onto #Katmandu valley. Impressive view! #HelloEarth

This photo was taken by the Expedition 8 crew aboard the International Space Station on 25 November 2003. It shows hazing conditions over the pan-Himalayas in Nepal.

This photo was taken by the Expedition 14 crew aboard the International Space Station on 25 October 2006. It shows the Western Cvm on Mt. Everest in Nepal.

This photo was taken by the Expedition 6 crew aboard the International Space Station on 26 April 2003. It shows Mapam Lake and atmospheric haze in Nepal.

Edrengiyn Nuruu As Seen From Space

The Edrengiyn Nuruu forms a transition zone between the Mongolian steppes to the north and the arid deserts of northern China to the south.

This astronaut photograph highlights the northern approach to Mount Everest from Tibet. Known as the northeast ridge route, climbers travel along the East Rongbuk Glacier (image lower left) to camp at the base of Changtse mountain.

The Alps As Seen From Space

Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti took this photograph of the Alps from the International Space Station, and posted it on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.

In this image you can see that many southern-facing Himalayan glaciers--including Khumbu Glacier on Mount Everest--have debris on their lower slopes.

This Envisat Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) reduced resolution image was acquired on 16 October 2004 along the southern rim of the Himalayas defining the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

This Envisat MERIS image highlights the Tibetan Plateau in East Asia. The plateau lies between the Kunlun Mountains to the north (shown stretching across the top of the image) and the Himalayas to the south.

Earth from Space: Tropical Snow

The snow-capped mountains running through the centre of this satellite image are part of the Cordillera Blanca - or 'white range' - in South America's Andes.

Arizona Copper As Seen From Orbit

Arizona produces 60% of the total copper mined in the US; in 2007, 750,000 tons of copper came out of the state.