Photos of Earth get a high-tech makeover thanks to social media outlets. Photos of Earth get a high-tech makeover thanks to social media outlets. Photos of Earth get a high-tech makeover thanks to social media outlets. (Photo: Twitter)

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.

Bahamas


Israel



United States



Brazil



Russia


Spain



Europe



United States



Africa


Mediterranean Sea

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