Want to See Mount Everest?

rivers of ice at MITNow open at MIT, “Rivers of Ice” runs through March 2013. (Photo courtesy of ThincDesign)

Fun fact: Mount Everest is located at the same latitude as Orlando, Fla.

So then it’s not hard to imagine that the Himalayan glaciers are melting at such an alarming pace that the melting water from the glaciers contributes to the needs of more than 1 billion people in Asia.

Want to see it? No need to fly to Nepal. Just go to Cambridge.

“Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Great Himalaya” showcases contrasting photographs of the mountains taken by explorers back in the early 1900s, with most recent images taken by mountaineer David Breashears. Step into the 360-degree comparison between 1921 and 2008, and you’ll get the chills.

The collaboration between the MIT Museum, GlacierWorks and the Asia Society, funded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Farvue Foundation is showing now through March 2013. That’s plenty of time to go see Mount Everest.

MIT Museum (Building N51) ?265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Info: MIT.edu.