PLASTIC SEA: Snapshot of the greenhouses taken from the ISS

NASA has released archive photos taken by astronauts over southern Spain that reveal the true scale of the greenhouses of Almeria.

The space agency included two images of the ‘sea of plastic’ near El Ejido in a free picture library that dates back to 1920.

Clearly visible from space, the man-made structures stretch for tens of kilometres and where first snapped in 2004 by crew aboard the International Space Station.

GREEN HOUSES: Photograph taken in 2004 from space

“You know exactly where to look, you can see some very small triangles of shadow that are the pyramids of Egypt, but the greenhouses are easily spotted without paying attention to them,” explained Pedro Duque the first Spaniard in space.

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