The Colorado River is a Blue Ribbon in the Desert When Seen From the ISS

Tim Peake snapped an amazing picture of the Grand Canyon earlier today as the International Space Station passed overhead. The Colorado River is a blue ribbon in the middle of a desert.

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As Peake points out, the sense of scale with this feature is incredible, especially when you realize how deep the Canyon is, and how impressive it is from orbit.

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Andrew Liptak

Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.