November 29th, 2009
The Great Wall of China is one of China's most famous landmarks. Built to protect China from invasion by neighboring peoples, the wall was constructed over many centuries, starting in 5 BC and ending in the 16 century AD. However, most of what is there now was constructed in the 16th century, during China's Ming Dynasty.
According to Wikipedia, the entire wall, including natural fortifications and trenches, stretches 5,500.3 miles! The Great Wall is truly an ambitious feat of construction, so grand that people have long assumed that it must be visible from space. However, as it turns out, space travel makes even the Great Wall seem insignificant. If it can be seen from space at all, it can only be seen at low orbits by people who know exactly where to look. You definitely would not b
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