Where's the Great Wall?

For some reason this is a disappointment to me. I always thought that you could see the Great Wall of China from space.

BEIJING, (AFP) – China is rewriting its elementary school textbooks after its first astronaut came back to Earth and announced that the Great Wall cannot be seen from space after all

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In a possible added complication of the issue, US astronaut Gene Cernan was quoted in Singapore’s Straits Times over the weekend as saying that he, for one, had indeed seen the Great Wall from outer space.

The chinese astronaut said he saw scenery, so I’m assuming the capsule had windows.

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