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
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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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