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(„Sacramento, CA, the State capital – a river runs through it, visible at night from the Space Station.“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 30. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA). Hadfield gehört zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Cartagena de Indias – Colombia on the Caribbean.“ /Click here)

 

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(„This space picture brought to you by the letter T. Contrails, as-seen from orbit.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Human land use patterns in southern Africa. I try and imagine what this looks like on the surface.“ Click here)

 

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(„From seashells to galaxies to this storm, Nature loves spirals.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The wondrously wildly beautiful surface of our world (near the Etosha Pan in Africa).“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: Full Moon rising. So near, and yet…“ /Clicl here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(„Passed over a windswept evening in the Sahara today“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 29. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Floodwaters pour into the Coral Sea near Rockhampton, Australia on Tuesday morning.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Flooding in Maryborough, Australia – visible as we flew over Tuesday morning, 29 Jan.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The flooding and flow into the Coral Sea at Gladstone, Australia – visible from the Space Station.“ /Click here)

 

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(„You can see the floodwaters pouring straight through Bundaberg and into the ocean. Keep safe and dry down there!“ /Click here)

 

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(„Is this African lake real, or a mirage? Either way, a sere and beautiful natural work of art.“ /Click here)

 

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(„A blue river in Brazilian farmland provides a striking contrast of colour and landscape.“ /Click here)

 

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(„New Orleans – from orbit we can see the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, both airports, and happily – the French Quarter.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Aruba in the Caribbean Sea – when I say it, the Beach Boys play in my head.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Cauliflower clouds over the Amazon rainforest. A river like lightning.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: Venezuelan valley framed by misty clouds – mysterious, beautiful and surreal.“ /Click here)

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(„Striking elevation contrasts of the Venezuelan tepuis, creating islands in the sky“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 28. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Volcanoes punctuate the evergreen forests of the NW: Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens“ /Click here)

 

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(„Winnipeg, Canada under cloud coverage? North would be toward bottom of the image just left of corner. Do you agree?“ /Click here)

 

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(„Glancing light of sunset over New Zealand“ /Click here)

 

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(„Taming the Nile – the Aswan Dam’s reservoir, Lake Nasser, highlighted in sun glint“ /Click here)

 

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(„Strange property ownership patterns on the Brazilian ocean coast.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with the wind out of the west.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Boston at night, glowing under a trace of fog.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Question of the day: What made these eight clouds? Is the Earth sending smoke signals?“ /Click here)

 

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(„Spotted through misty cloud in the Amazon rainforest. Conan Doyle’s Lost World, perhaps?“ /Click here)

 

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(„Two spacesuits locked in an eternal staring contest, ready to take us outside if needed.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: The island of Guam is small with big, visible airports. An important location in a beautiful setting.“ /Click here)

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(„Near-infinite variety in the sand-blasted ridges of the Sahara“ /Click here)

Bilder vom 27. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

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(„Snow-line in the Appalachians – with the Blue Ridge Parkway?“ /Click here)

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(„A tonsil of cloud catches the light at sunset.“ /Click here)

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(„Madeira, Portuguese island off the coast of Africa. It parts the clouds.“ /Click here)

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(„Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under summer cloud.“ /Click here)

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(„At the Mediterranean’s mouth – Gibraltar, Algeciras and Ceuta.“ /Click here)

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(„Water has structure. We just aren’t normally in a place to see it.“ /Click here)

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(„Tonight’s finale: Riding the edge of darkness, to beyond the horizon.“ /Click here)

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(„One of the few man-made edifices you can see from space with the naked eye – the Aswan Dam“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 26. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Lisbon, port city. No wonder so many of the great sailing explorers were Portuguese.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The Australian outback often looks like a rock crystal under a microscope.“ /Click here)

 

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(„King Island, Tasmania, Australia – land use and nature preserve visible from Earth orbit.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The cloudless heat of the Australian Outback evaporates lakes into many colours.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Australian river mouth – an explosion of colour and texture.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Adelaideans celebrating Australia Day. The grid of Light’s Vision is visible from the Space Station.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The endless beaches of Australia – that’s where I’d go for Australia Day!“ /Click here)

 

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(„A river of agonized dryness in Australia.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: Angry-looking smoke cloud in western Australia. Good night, Earth!“ /Click here)

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(„What an astronaut sees while bench-pressing on the exercise device. #ISS „ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 25. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Istanbul – geographically and historically vital crossroads of continents, formed and reformed by imperial ambitions.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Replacing cooling lines for the spacewalk suits. Thick black insulation keeps dew from forming and causing corrosion.“ /Click here)

 

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(„New York City shining by night. Central Park is visible from space, and maybe even the light on the Statue of Liberty.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Atlanta GA, with the busiest airport in the world, clearly visible from the Space Station.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Ships waiting for a pilot to guide them through the Suez Canal, from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.“ /Click here)

 

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(„In the lee of the rock – protecting an island of humanity in a sea of orange sand.“ /Click here)

 

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(„If Picasso painted lakes…“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: The ethereal wisp of cloud over water, white on blue, to the eternal blackness of the universe.“ /Click here)

 

 

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(„Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The grey of humanity in an ochre desert.“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 24. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA). Hadfield gehört zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Mexico City, Ciudad de Mexico – national capital, and the 3rd-largest city in the world.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The capital of Canada on a cold day.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The Golden Gate Bridge from space, and if you look closely, its shadow.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Los Angeles, CA. The grey of pavement and dense population is visible from Earth orbit.“ /Click here)

 

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(„La Ville de Quebec pendant la nuit – Quebec City at night.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: Australia. Jackson Pollock would have been even further inspired by seeing the Outback from orbit.“ /Click here)

 

 

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(„This landmark cleaving the Earth’s crust is easy to spot from space – the Grand Canyon“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 23. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Deserts appear as brushstrokes of art. Even as I click the shutter it’s hard to believe what I see.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The Australian Outback immediately looks like nowhere else.“ /Click here)

 

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(„These bizarre waves off the shore of Trinidad were only visible for a moment, when the sun was just right.“ /Click here)

 

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(„New England coast at night, from New Haven up to Hartford CT.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Las Vegas, NV, with The Strip visible from orbit, and Lake Mead at far right.“ /Click here)

 

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(„For comparison, here’s Las Vegas late at night. Even my NightPod camera found the lights too bright.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Salt ponds and the Dead Sea. Such an abruptly apt name.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: From Perth, Western Australia, to the horizon.“ /Click here)

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(„Outer Banks of NC and Pamlico Sound with Kitty Hawk, where it all started!“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 22. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Beautiful view the other day of Monterey Bay along the sunny California coast“ /Click here)

 

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(„Canberra, capital of Australia. If you zoom in you can see the circle around Parliament House.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Melbourne, Australia, clear as a bell. An amazing harbor!“ /Click here)

 

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(„Detroit and Windsor at night on the 18th of January.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Izmir, Turkey, with the ancient city of Ephesus beyond – seeing that and the Temple of Diana at 18 set my mind aflame.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Canada’s east coast, so vividly joined to the sea.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Dry salt lakebeds of Edwards AFB. I landed in many different types of aircraft here, including Space Shuttle Endeavour.“ /Click here)

 

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(„A snowstorm left a clear divide in the Southwestern US in January. A natural yin and yang on the prairie.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: Sun glinting off the Missouri waters, all the way beyond the horizon.“ /Click here)

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(„St. Louis, at the joining of mighty rivers. Gateway to the West.“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 21. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA). Hadfield gehört zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„If you lightly dust farmers‘ fields with snow, they somehow become a papier-mâché artwork.“ /Click here)

 

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(„San Francisco Bay Area. The sun glint really shows the water and cloud flow patterns.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The city of Perth, and the long curve to the very Southwestern tip of Australia.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Like the sand is being sprayed with icing sugar. South coast of Pakistan.“ /Click here)

 

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(„New Orleans on Saturday night, the Big Easy at her best. Her French Quarter shines all the way to orbit.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: Our atmosphere acts as a lens, distorting the sun as it crosses the horizon.“ /Click here)

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(„Hey Tahoe – how’s the skiing?“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 20. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Phoenix, AZ. Photo taken from orbit on a clear, near-cloudless day.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Great Salt Lake is confusing to look at from space.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Great Salt Lake and the Bonneville Salt Flats, Salt Lake City just visible. Dry powder downhill skiing, too.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Houston, Texas, home of the Johnson Space Center, where I lived and worked for the past 20 years.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Three snow-capped mountains in the US Northwest – can you name them?“ /Click here)

 

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(„Cotton clouds over snow-dusted farms in the American southwest.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Ghost of a checkerboard through the snow, foothills of the Rockies, USA.“ /Click here)

 

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(„A wonderfully clear view of the US West Coast. San Diego, California to Tijuana, Mexico.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s Finale: Washington D.C. on Saturday night of the Inaugural Weekend. You can even follow the parade route.“ /Click here)

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(„90 breath-taking seconds over Patagonia last night“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 19. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Niagara River gorge, Welland Canal, and Toronto – it’s Saturday — Welcome back Hockey, from a Canadian in space!“ /Click here)

 

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(„At centre ice, our nation’s capital Ottawa, home of @NHL_Sens – playing the @NHLJets today in Winnipeg.“ /Click here)

 

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(„From the prairie hockey heartland, welcome back to Winnipeg, @NHLJets #hockeynight“ /Click here)

 

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(„Heureux de voir le hockey @NHL de retour au Montreal, Canada ce soir! Pour ma famille de l’@asc_csa, #GoHabs!“ /Click here)

 

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(„Also welcomed back tonight, onto the 2013 @NHL ice, the city of Vancouver and their @VanCanucks“ /Click here)

 

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(„With a long tradition of hockey on the shore of Lake Ontario, introducing Toronto – Go Leafs Go! @MapleLeafs“ /Click here)

 

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(„After a long delay, with this view stretching from Toronto to Montreal, it’s great to say it’s @hockeynight in Canada!“ /Click here)

 

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(„Montreal, you’re shining bright, it must be @hockeynight in Canada!“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: As the @NHL season begins, I see the lights of Toronto, home of my favourite team – Go @MapleLeafs“ /Click here)

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(„Morning brings us over Australia – for now! Greetings to the towns of Newcastle, Adamston, and Mayfield“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 18. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Greenville, SC at the foothills of the Appalachians on a clear day last week.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, launch site of my first 2 spaceflights, and where our Dragon will launch from in March.“ /Click here)

 

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(„The deep waters of the ‚Tongue of the Ocean‘ lick the reefs of Andros Island, the Bahamas.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Bournemouth to Weymouth, towns named for where rivers meet the sea. Ancient folds of rock help define the coast.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Portsmouth, England, on a fair January day. You can see the Isle of Wight through a bit of cloud.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Rotterdam and the wide flat mouth of the Rhine-Maas delta.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Huge swirls in the sea off of Mumbai, India“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: A rare space sight. Most borders are invisible from orbit. This one between Egypt and Israel isn’t.“ /Click here)

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(„Hola América Latina! Today is unofficially Latin America day! These Peruvian beach scars remind me of a comb-over.“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 17. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„Complex waters off the Bay of Callao, Peru. Charles Darwin’s boat, the Beagle, stopped here for provisions in 1835.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Montevideo, Uruguay – the sharp points of land making cowlicks in Rio de La Plata“ /Click here)

 

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(„I took this colourful picture of a city in Mexico, but I don’t recognize which one it is. Do you? – Apparently it wasn’t Mexico at all! The picture was of Tucson, Arizona. Hard to always know where on Earth the lens is aimed.“ /Click here)

 

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(“Farming in the river delta, Topolobampo, Mexico. (Unless, of course, it also turns out to be Tucson.)” /Click here)

 

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(„Intricate patchwork fields and a Rolling Stones-esque lake, northern Mexico.“ /Click here)

 

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(„New Zealand offers beautiful, but rare and fleeting glimpses as it passes by.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s Finale: Buenos Aires, Argentina – the Rio de La Plata visibly filled with silt from upstream.“ /Click here)

 

 

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(„Our lifeboats sitting at the ready. Not planning to get in ours until May, thou!“ /Click here)

 

Bilder vom 16. Januar 2013 via Chris Austin Hadfield (CSA) und Thomas Henry Marshburn (NASA). Beide Astronauten gehören zur ISS-Expedition 34.

 

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(„The surging flow of the ocean, very visible along the north coast of South America.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Moving Day is easier in space. Look Ma, one hand!“ /Click here)

 

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(„Taking the new telescope out of the box – like weightless Christmas!“ /Click here)

 

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(„New Space Station telescope, floating, ready for installation.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Bigger than ur average camera! This one’s 4 monitoring Earth 4 disaster relief support & environmental impact changes“ /Click here)

 

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(„An old volcano, river gorge, and fog – where could this be? Hint: I think I see Zigzag…“ /Click here)

 

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(„African inland delta – surreal natural Medusan art.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Re-wiring the Laboratory. With all the racks tilted up for access, it was like cave diving – hence the headlight.“ /Click here)

 

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(„Tonight’s finale: Undoubtedly one of the coolest space sights on Earth, the Richat Structure of Mauritania.“ /Click here)