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18-10-03, 16:00
China's first astronaut has blown a myth by admitting the Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space. There was only one question on the lips of journalists after Lieutenant-Colonel Yang Liwei emerged from his capsule, reports The Times. "Is it true that you can see the Great Wall of China from space?" asked an eager television interviewer. Yang answered: "Erm, no."

With those two words, he dispelled the myth that the 1,500 mile wall is the only man-made structure visible from space. But his answer came as no surprise to Nasa, whose astronauts have said for decades that all can be seen is the white of clouds, the blue of the oceans, the yellow of deserts and a few green patches of vegetation.

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18-10-03, 16:11
:rolleyes: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

18-10-03, 17:57

Urban Legends...

Steven B
18-10-03, 18:09
Hi everyone! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Thanks for the info! ;)

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif To everyone!

Marcus T
18-10-03, 18:24
Not too surprising. Anyone who can see any man made buildings from this point of view, have got to be from Krypton:

http://www.catastrophism.com/cdrom/earth.jpg http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/earth/earthspn-small.jpg http://quarknet.fnal.gov/graphics/earth.jpg

18-10-03, 18:35
HA! I knew it! I've always been skeptical about that.