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This NASA image of Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains leaves netizens in awe

The post, which was shared on NASA’s official Instagram account, features the mountain range as viewed from about 708 km above Earth’s surface.

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Updated: February 6, 2021 10:46:00 am
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on January 5 shared a colourful image of the Anti-Atlas Mountains in southwest Morocco, leaving netizens in awe.

The post, which was shared on NASA’s official Instagram account, featured the mountain range as viewed from about 708 km above the Earth’s surface.

The picture, taken in infrared light, highlighted the different layers of rocks and sediments, which according to the space agency gave the image a tie-and-dye appearance.

Take a look here:

According to the post, the mountain range was formed as the result of the collision of African and Eurasian tectonic plates, around 80 million years ago.

The picture left netizens mesmerised. Take a look at some of the reactions here:

Since being shared on Instagram, the post has garnered over 3 lakh likes.

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