Astronaut on board ISS captured magnificentGrand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.

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The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, U.S. Nearly 2w billion years of Earth’s geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site, and made pilgrimages to it.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Grand Canyon Under Snow (NASA Earth Observatory)
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