Astronaut Andre Kuipers Shares Stunning Images of Earth from Space

Astronaut Andre Kuipers Shares Stunning Images of Earth from Space

In space, 28,000 km/h, 400 km above Earth, Dutch astronaut and physician Andre Kuipers is currently on a 191-days research mission at the International Space Station. Latelyhe’s been sharing with the world some of the most amazing views of our beloved home planet up from his perspective. Don’t feel surprised to know that the breathtaking imagery is shot using only his Nikon D3S and not a sophisticated satellite photo-snapping device. The spectacular views of the universe’s constant activity and the spectrum of colors it offers is absolutely magnificent.

Kuipers should be landing back to Earth after completing his expedition on 1 July 2012, till then, make sure to keep an eye on his twitter account for his unique photo-tweets of our planet. You can also check his frequently-updated blog and Flickr page.

[Via MyModernMet]

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  • BlackoutExperiment

    Probably the most amazing photos I’ve ever seen.

  • Angelikova

    beautiful shots – but why no captions? I recognize many of these places and things but not all – a few words would have made this much much better.

    • 10Phases

      point your mouse over the picture for the caption!

  • Sean

    gotta love the chem trail pics lol

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  • BorninthePAA

    Those are great. Any place to get high-res versions? I’d like to use them for 1080p wallpaper.

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  • BBakeca

    Awesome pictures…just incredible!

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  • John Korvac

    when the first satellites were launched into orbit, how did scientists know for sure they wouldn’t just fall back into earth via gravity?… i’m sure it wasn’t just faith.

    • Bill Nye Tho

      Gettung into space isnt hard. Staying there is. Thats what most of the fuel is for, they have to reach a certain speed going sideways so they stop falling and achieve orbit

  • Dbakeca Italia

    nice pictures, and very nice jobs:)

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  • Chrisb Marquez

    Beautiful images Andre;)

  • Donna Cerca Uomo Milano

    awsome pictures , beautiful planet , bad peoaple

  • zzxz

    Chem trails!!!!!! Why are they doing this???

    • Garrett


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