The Rocky Mountain Trench from the International Space Station •

Last update: August 7th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Rocky Mountain Trench.

The Rocky Mountain Trench, also known as The Valley of a Thousand Peaks, stretches from Flathead Lake in Montana to the Liard River just south of British Columbia, Canada, spanning a total of 1,000 miles.

The trench separates the Canadian Rockies on the east and the Columbia Mountains on the west. It has a width that varies from 2 to 10 miles.

This image was captured by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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