Stunning photos taken from the ISS revealed – including mega-storms and volcanic eruptions – The Sun
ONLY a handful of people have ever been to space, but they’ve taken enough photos to fill a library.
From violent volcanic eruptions to booming mega-storms, astronauts are privy to views of our planet that us land-lovers could only dream of.
We’ve summed up some of the best taken aboard the International Space Station (ISS) – a lab that has orbited Earth since the year 2000.
Many astronauts bring cameras on their months-long stints on the station, snapping pictures from 250 miles above our planet.
As well as bedrooms, space labs, a gym and a kitchen, the ISS has an observation deck that provides spectacular views.
Look away now if you suffer from vertigo…
Photo of Earth, or modern art?
A bit of light relief
From Russia, with love
City of lights
What is the ISS?
Here’s what you need to know about the International Space Station…
- The International Space Station, often abbreviated to ISS, is a large space craft that orbits Earth and houses astronauts who go up there to complete scientific missions
- Many countries worked together to build it and they work together to use it
- It is made up of many pieces, which astronauts had to send up individually on rockets and put together from 1998 to 2000
- Ever since the year 2000, people have lived on the ISS
- Nasa uses the station to learn about living and working in space
- It is approximately 250 miles above Earth and orbits around the planet just like a satellite
- Living inside the ISS is said to be like living inside a big house with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gym, lots of science labs and a big bay window for viewing Earth
Storm in a China teacup
Land of the lighting, son
Sunrise from space
Death from above
Fields of view
Looks a bit Chile
A real cloud pleaser
Land and sea
And now, for desert
In other news, a Nasa astronauts snapped a stunning picture of London from the ISS last week.
Nasa has released a puzzling image of a nearly perfect ring galaxy.
And, Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites have come under fire once again for interrupting footage of a meteor shower.
Which amazing space view is your favourite? Let us know in the comments…
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