India's Statue of Unity visible from outer space but not on Google Earth

Statue of Unity has now joined the league of Palm Islands and the Great Pyramids of Giza, that are also visible from space.

India recently became home to the world's tallest statue, called the Statue of Unity, that is a whopping 182 metres high. And if all this while, you sort of failed to fathom how tall the tallest statue of the world is, well here is an image from Planet Labs for perspective.

Statue of Unity, as seen from the Space. Image: PlanetLabs

Statue of Unity, as seen from the Space. Image: PlanetLabs

The American Earth-imaging company recently took to Twitter to share a picture of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue, as soon from the space. Yes, the statue is so tall, it's visible from the space!

The oblique satellite image of the Statue of Unity was captured on 15 November and shows the structure looming over the riverside landscape. This puts the statue in an elite league of man-made structures, which can be seen from above the Earth, like the Palm Islands along the coast of Dubai and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Meanwhile, Twitter page Argumentative Indian, rightly noticed that while the world's tallest statue is visible from outer space, Google Maps is yet to register that.

Many Indians, of course, found glory in this moment and took to Twitter to celebrate.

The statue, dedicated to India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel, is built on an island in the state of Gujarat. It was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi on 31 October, which is Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary.


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