Great Wall of China

Can the Great Wall of China be seen from outer space?

User Avatar
Wiki User
2010-03-24 13:30:54

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


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.