Arrakis - Dune - Sahara (Earth)

Arrakis - Dune - Sahara (Earth)

Thomas Pesquet: Dunes in the Sahara. Even though Frank Herbert wrote Dune before the first colour images of Earth were available, I imagine these images are much like how he imagined Arrakis.

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Reading "Dune" In Space

Reading

Thomas Pesquet: Just like pretty much everyone, I happen to have read some classics of science fiction, even though I am by far and wide not obsessed by it.

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Canadarm2 Over Brazil

Canadarm2 Over Brazil

The Canadarm2 robotic arm, in a folded configuration, is pictured attached to the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil.

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Cloud Swirls Seen From Space

Cloud Swirls Seen From Space

Thomas Pesquet: A study in swirls: the clouds seem to spread out like a curtain to let us admire the islands underneath. Thanks, mother nature!

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Orbital Aurora Below A Moonlit Sky

Orbital Aurora Below A Moonlit Sky

Thomas Pesquet: Most of the best #aurora pictures have now been shared, this one might not be the most striking, but I like the sense of perspective this aurora gives, under a moonlit sky.

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Yulia Peresild Prepares To Return To Earth

Yulia Peresild Prepares To Return To Earth

Thomas Pesquet: When the airlock closes on your friends with a loud metallic sound, the atmosphere can quickly change from smiles and laughs to a more serious note in connection with the colleagues who will soon be hurtling through the atmosphere.

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Amu Darya As Seen From Orbit

Amu Darya As Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: A fertile area in a desert region, by the Amu Darya river. Rivers bring water, and water brings life and food.

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The Space Station With An Auroral Backdrop

The Space Station With An Auroral Backdrop

An aurora is pictured below the International Space Station as it was orbiting 274 miles above the southern Pacific Ocean just south of Auckland Island, New Zealand.

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The Iberian Peninsula As Seen From The ISS

The Iberian Peninsula As Seen From The ISS

Thomas Pesquet: It is #12Octubre, Spain's national day, and here's the whole of the Iberian peninsula in one picture, including Spain and its neighbouring Portugal, from the strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic coast to the Pyrenees.

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Orbital View Of Mount Erebus On Ross Island, Antarctica

Orbital View Of Mount Erebus On Ross Island, Antarctica

This image, acquired on 29 September 2021 by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites, shows Mount Erebus on Ross Island in Antarctica.

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