I follow this dude on twitter. His name is Douglas Wheelock and he's an astronaut presently aboard the international space station. Here he is in his spacesuit. Anyway, he published a bunch of nice pictures on twitter (astro_wheels) and my dad sent me an email letting me know about them. So, I figured I'd make my Monday post about pictures from space. Interesting tidbit==> I guess that the International Space Station has only had internet access for about half a year now. I used his comments as the captions on the photographs so you know a little about what you're looking at since the Earth looks way different from outer space.
|Greek Islands on a clear night during a flight over Europe. Athens shines|
brightly along the Mediterranean Sea.
|This is Mystery Island near Madagascar.|
|Northern Lights in the distance in one of the finest nights over Europe. You can|
see the Strait of Dover, a dazzling Paris, and a little fog over the western part
of England, particularly over London.
|Of all the places of our beautiful planet, few can rival the beauty and richness of |
the Bahamas. In this photo you can see his ship against the background of all
|This is some peak in the Andes Mountains in South America. He didn't know |
which peak it was.
|This is a beautiful Atoll in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1930 km south of|
|This is a night view of the River Nile, stretching like a snake through Egypt to the|
Mediterranean Sea and Cairo located in the delta.
Also on another interesting note on March 28th, scientists observed the largest explosion in the universe. Here's the link to the article. In short, a huge star was witnessed being pulled apart by a black hole that resulted in an incredible light show visible billions of light years away.
|Illustration of star being torn apart by black hole.|