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Fault Lines, City Lights, And Snowy Terrain: 15 Incredible Photos From Space

Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut, is currently living in space on the International Space Station as Commander of Expedition 35. He has taken some incredible photos of Earth and posted them on his twitter feed @Cmdr_Hadfield. Here are some of his extraordinary captures.

 

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“Thunder Rock, at the very western edge of Ireland, can see the Marina at Dingle.”

 
 

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“Ottawa, the capital of Canada, still very snowy in early Spring.”

 
 

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“Pillowy farms of eastern Europe, tidily etched in snow.”

 
 

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“Palma de Mallorca. You can see from space why 20 million tourists a year land at that airport.”

 
 

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“Antwerp, Belgium with the Scheldt river like lightning sparking up the city.”

 
 

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“Italy, heel and toe.”

 
 

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“Sometimes Mother Nature uses a protractor, like here in New Zealand’s South Island.”

 
 

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“Spotting this Brazilian river through a hole in the clouds felt like suddenly seeing a snake by my feet.”

 
 

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“Recife, Brazil, named for her reefs. Nearly 4 million of us live here, especially along the river.”

 
 

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“San Francisco – from orbit, the geologic fault lines are readily visible.”

 
 

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“Morning in NYC. Downtown Manhattan casts quite a shadow.”

 
 

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“Istanbul, Turkey at night, historic vital crossroads, clear as can be.”

 
 

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“Adelaide, Australia, crystal clear from orbit on an early Fall afternoon.”

 
 

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“Aurora dances above a ribbon of dawn.”

 
 

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 “Bournemouth, with Poole harbour and beaches on the south English coast.”