7 International Borders As Seen From Space

Sure, it’s nice to think that international borders are nothing more than lines on a map dictated by politics and in reality we’re all together as citizens of planet Earth, but that’s not entirely true. The fact is, plenty of international borders are defined by manmade walls, natural topography and differences in development that are actually quite visible — even from space — without the need for any lines on a map.

For poof, just take a look at the collection of photos below captured by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. From the natural Rio Grande and manmade wall of the US-Mexico border to the differences in lighting of between East and West Germany to the deforestation of Haiti versus the lush greenery of the Dominican Republic, these borders as seen from space are incredibly fascinating.

https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Collections/EarthFromSpace/images.pl?photo=ISS038-E-38300

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