Betsimboka River In Madagascar As Seen From Orbit

Betsimboka River In Madagascar As Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The Betsimboka river in Madagascar, one of the most unbelievable landscapes I've seen so far. It has vivid colors, with bright reds and purples mixing with blue and lush green. Madagascar and Africa are so beautiful from space!

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Tropical Cyclones Donna and Ninteen Seen From Space

Tropical Cyclones Donna and Ninteen Seen From Space

Composite image of Tropical Cyclones Donna (left) and Nineteen (right) encircling Fiji, from EUMETSAT's Metop-A polar orbiting staellite, captured at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

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San Francisco As Seen From Orbit

San Francisco As Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: San Francisco in California. You can't see the cable cars and steep streets from here but with the grid so clearly in sight it's not hard to imagine them.

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Cyprus Seen From Orbit

Cyprus Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Cyprus seems to float on a mirror... the Mediterranean

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The Bahamas Seen From Orbit

The Bahamas Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The end of Proxima nears, less than five weeks to go. So much work to do and not enough time fully appreciate the Bahamas blue. The current return date is 2 June, but like everything in spaceflight it can change.

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Tikehau Atoll, French Polynesia Seen From Orbit

Tikehau Atoll, French Polynesia Seen From Orbit

The islands and coral atolls of French Polynesia, located in the southern Pacific Ocean, epitomize the idea of tropical paradise: white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, and palm trees.

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Earth Art Seen From Space

Earth Art Seen From Space

Thomas Pesquet: Undecided whether the disjunctive juxtaposition of these spatial relationships fall more within the #desertart or #winterart style. Either way looking forward to #springart ;)

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Side View of Earth's Atmosphere

Side View of Earth's Atmosphere

Thomas Pesquet: A side view: clouds burgeoning in the atmosphere. The theoretical limit of space is the Karman line, at 100km altitude. No cloud reaches that high: they are usually blocked by the tropopause which marks the entry of the troposphere, not higher than 20kms

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The Nile Delta Seen From Orbit

The Nile Delta Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Can you spot the pyramids with a bit of zoom? You should spot Alexandria, Cairo and the Suez Canal

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Dubai At Night From Orbit

Dubai At Night From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Is that shape distinctive enough? ;) Yes it is Dubai by night!

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