10 breathtaking photos of Earth, as seen from the Twitter accounts of astronauts
Thanks to social media, we're getting a whole new view of our planet.
Philosophers have long told us that often you need to look at something familiar from a unique angle to give yourself a fresh perspective. Since the day Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, astronauts have been staring back at Earth and snapping photos from space. Their views of our planet, once relegated to NASA archives and encyclopedias, offer up some of the most eye-popping images known to mankind.
With the advent of social media, astronauts have taken photo snapping to a whole new level. They're now able to instantly share photos with their millions of followers and fans back on terra firma. Below, we've curated some of our recent favorites that showcase everywhere from the U.S. to Israel to the Bahamas, and points in between.
Good Morning USA! Key West. pic.twitter.com/3MEERk5jgL— Jeff Williams (@Astro_Jeff) April 28, 2016
The vast waters of the Tapajos river, Amazonia pic.twitter.com/ryoaoJUXqM— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) April 8, 2016
Spotted a volcano smoking away on Russia’s far east coast this morning – heat has melted snow around top pic.twitter.com/Q1F6TOi2LK— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) April 18, 2016
From Africa into the Med under a full moon pic.twitter.com/lAzBG7a56f— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) April 23, 2016
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