ESA Astronaut Takes Beautiful Series of Earth from Space Photographs

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 12:52PM
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Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 12:52PM
ESA Astronaut Takes Beautiful Series of Earth from Space Photographs

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman to go to space, has been living at the ISS since late November 2014, and in a few short months has taken an amazing series of photographs of our planet from space.

 

Earth from Space

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Earth from Space

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Here are some of the best photos from her Flickr album, some with captions written by Cristoforetti herself:

 

Australia:

 

Earth from Space

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"Three little atolls in a row - jewels of the ocean!"

 

Earth from Space

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"Daydreaming with Aurora Borealis":

 

Earth from Space

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London at night:

 

Earth from Space

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The Australian coastline:

 

Earth from Space

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Alaska, with a view of the Moon:

 

Earth from Space

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Trento, Italy:

 

Earth from Space

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"Amazing clouds over the Gulf of St. Lawrence":

 

Earth from Space

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"US-Canada border - Pretty winter view of Lake Pakowki in Canada and Mounts Butte and Brown in Montana":

 

Earth from Space

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"A barren African landscape":

 

Earth from Space

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A "sinister look" at tropical cyclone Eunice:

 

Earth from Space

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"Like a wound in the Earth, the Grand Canyon":

 

Earth from Space

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"Mystery city" in Southwestern United States or Mexico:

 

Earth from Space

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Belgium and the Netherlands:

 

Earth from Space

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Italy: 

 

Earth from Space

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"The sunglint makes the currents in [the] sea visible":

 

Earth from Space

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Algeria:

 

Earth from Space

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"The clear waters of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico":

 

Earth from Space

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Venice:

 

Earth from Space

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The Nile in Sudan:

 

Earth from Space

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"Two eyes looking back at me":

 

Earth from Space

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The Dash-e Lut in Iran:

 

Earth from Space

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The Golden Mountains of Altai in Southern Siberia:

 

Earth from Space

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Naples:

 

Earth from Space

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