Fully-formed Eye of Hurricane Hector As Seen From Orbit

Fully-formed Eye of Hurricane Hector As Seen From Orbit

The fully-formed eye of Hurricane Hector is clearly visible from the International Space Station as the orbital complex flew 250 miles above the Pacific Ocean southeast of the Hawaiian island chain.

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South Central Edge of the Tibetan Plateau Seen From Orbit

South Central Edge of the Tibetan Plateau Seen From Orbit

With an average elevation exceeding 4500 m and an area of 2.5 million sq km, it is the highest and largest plateau in the world today.

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Torres del Paine National Park Seen From Orbit

Torres del Paine National Park Seen From Orbit

The mountainous and glacial Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile is pictured as the International Space Station began a quick orbital pass over the South American continent.

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Columbia Glacier, Alaska Viewed From Space

Columbia Glacier, Alaska Viewed From Space

The Columbia Glacier descends from an ice field 10,000 feet (3,050 meters) above sea level, down the flanks of the Chugach Mountains, and into a narrow inlet that leads into Prince William Sound in southeastern Alaska.

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Hurricane Jongari Seen From Space

Hurricane Jongari Seen From Space

Composite image of category 2 hurricane Jongdari, approaching Japan, from 09:00 UTC on Wednesday, 27 July 2018.

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Glen Canyon Dam Seen From Orbit

Glen Canyon Dam Seen From Orbit

Page, Arizona, the Colorado River and Glen Canyon Dam which forms Lake Powell are pictured as the International Space Station's orbital trek took it over the southwestern United States.

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Orbital View Of Sunglint Over The Pacific

Orbital View Of Sunglint Over The Pacific

The Sun's glint reflects off the Pacific Ocean shadowed by a line of cumulonimbus clouds as the International Space Station orbited over the International Date Line about 253 miles above the Earth's surface.

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Innamincka Regional Reserve And Strzlecki Desert Seen From Space

Innamincka Regional Reserve And Strzlecki Desert Seen From Space

A portion the Innamincka Regional Reserve, surrounded by the Strzlecki Desert, is seen in the northeast part of the South Australia.

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Typhoon Maria Seen From Space

Typhoon Maria Seen From Space

Composite image of typhoon Maria, approaching the East coast of China, from 00:00 UTC on Wednesday, 11 July 2018.

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N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Seen From Space

N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Seen From Space

The archaeological and heritage site of N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park, near the city of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, is pictured from the International Space Station.

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