Science and Exploration

2014 Everest Avalanche Site As Seen From Orbit

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 25, 2017
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2014 Everest Avalanche Site As Seen From Orbit
NASA Terra spacecraft view of Mt. Everest (aka Chomolungma, Sagarmatha)

On Friday, April 26, 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpa guides. NASA Terra spacecraft looked toward the northeast, with Mount Everest center, and Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain on Earth, on the skyline to right center.
Keywords: Earth, Terra
Center: JPL
Secondary Creator Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
Date Created: 2014-04-28
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