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Can the Great Wall of China be seen from space?
Great wall from space? No, this is a fallacy which predates the space age. Even from low-earth orbit, the shuttle astronauts cannot see it without binoculars. The Wall is built of materials that blend in with the surroundings from that height. (As opposed to cities and airport runways, which are sometimes visible.) There is a mistaken belief that it can be seen from the Moon, but obviously this is not possible, and neither can any man -made object be seen from the Moon. Images taken of earth with 2X zoom have shown a faint line where the Wall is, but it cannot be clearly seen from space. However, you can see Big Ben, the Pentagon, and the Mississippi River.
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Great wall from space? No, this is a fallacy which predates the space age. Even from low-earth orbit, the shuttle astronauts cannot see it without binoculars. The Wall …is built of materials that blend in with the surroundings from that height. (As opposed to cities and airport runways, which are sometimes visible.) There is a mistaken belief that it can be seen from the Moon, but obviously this is not possible, and neither can any man -made object be seen from the Moon.
Although the extent of the Great Wall is some 6400 kilometers (4000 miles), it is only a maximum of 30 meters (95 feet) in width at its gates, and the material of the wall is …similar to the surrounding land. So it would be far too narrow to observe from the Moon. (Even from low Earth orbit, astronauts need binoculars to make it out.) Many myths say that you can see the Great Wall of China from the moon but you actually cant, but you can see it from Earth's orbit
The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intru…sions by various nomadic groups. Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively as the Great Wall, which has been rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC through the 16th century. One of the most famous is the wall built between 220-206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Little of that wall remains; the majority of the existing wall was built during the Ming Dynasty. The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China is located about 36 miles ( 57 kilometers ) northwest of Beijing, China
No it is not one wall it is actually made of various different walls built by different dynasties.
The Great Wall of China is a very large wall that stretches from one end of China to the other. In fact, it is so big astronauts can see it from space! It was built to keep ou…t Mongolian invaders. The Great Wall of China was most definitely a wall.
The Geat Wall was built to keep out the fierce warlike Mongol people from the north, and prevent them from killing, hurting, and stealing from the Chinese people.
Hi darl, This depends on what part of china you go to , if your in the south of china the great wall can be around 1 centimetre high at point then at some other points 1,000 …metres high varies a lot
First it has protected Chinese people for centuries. Because in the ancient time, Chinese people in the northern part were frequently attacked by the Huns (a minority whose pe…ople were very good at riding and lived to the north of China). With the help of the Great Wall, Chinese warriors were more likely to protect their land and people. Secondly, the Great Wall's birth was created by Chinese people's wisdom and the hard work. To an extent, the Great Wall forced the technology to develop and then to serve the building process. Thirdly, in my opinion, the Great Wall also brought a negative impact on Chinese people. Thinking about the protection of the Great Wall, sometimes Chinese people relied too much on it and therefore they did not pay much attention to training the army but focus on the entertainments. But after all, the Great Wall is China's pride. It units them. You can find the "Great Wall" in China's national anthem.
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yes it protect China from the Mongol invaders .
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It is a dirty browny-greeny colour at the front and at the back it is dark brown and broken down. At the sides it is a whitish grey and is growing weeds and moss.
The with of the great wall varies from 4,6 to 9,1 meters 515 to 30 feet) at the base and from 2.7 to 3.7 meters (from 9 to 12 feet) at the top. Watchtowers rise above the wa…ll at certain points.
yes, the great wall of china is the only man- made structure visible from space but there are some traces of the forest fires of amzon rainforest also visible.
The great wall of China is actually a series of many walls that were eventually built to meet and join with each other. The various walls that make up the great wall vary in t…hickness widely from as little as 6 inches to a maximum width of around 30 feet. However; the most famous portions (where you would normally walk if visiting and what is typically shown in film and literature) average a width of around 16 feet. Most of the wall is in the range of 15 to 20 feet wide; with only small sections going much lower or higher.