Astronauts Are Tweeting Pictures Of The Earth

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This isn't your first close-up of another planet's biosphere... it's actually the Maldives islands on Earth, as viewed from the International Space Station. A couple of ISS astronauts have been twittering amazing pictures of our planet.

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The Earth and moon, from astro_jose.

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Noctilucent clouds, from astro_soichi

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Golden Gate Bridge, from astro_soichi

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EdificeComplex

Reminds me of the James May (of Top Gear) special where he had the opportunity to go up in a U-2 spyplane. Observing that view first hand must be one of the most profound experiences.