NASA has released a gallery of photos taken by astronaut Scott Kelly during his time in space and they are fascinatingly stunning.
Kelly spent 520 days in space across four missions which allowed him to capture some of the most beautiful photos the International Space Station has ever seen.
The photos span across multiple continents and include weather patterns that can be seen from outer space.
Image taken 23/01/16 – a blizzard over the East Coast
Image taken 19/07/15 – The Bahamas
Image taken 17/07/15 – A shot of what Kelly called a ‘Moonrise’
New York City – taken by one of Kelly’s cosmonaut colleagues, Oleg Kononenko
Image taken 12/07/15 – Athens, Greece
Image taken 14/06/15 – On Flag Day in the Cupola – the 360 degree observation point on board the ISS
Image taken 23/10/16 – Hurricane Patricia approaching Mexico
Image taken 19/06/15 – Mecca, Makkah
05/01/16 – Houston and the Gulf Coast
Image taken 05/12/15 – Southeast Asia
Image taken 19/07/15 – a shot of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter!
Image taken 11/12/15 – Soyuz spacecraft plunging through the atmosphere to a successful landing
Image taken 16/01/16 – The Bahamas
A blue sunrise
Image taken 25/07/15 – a snap of Japan
Image taken 10/06/15 – Moscow, Russia at night
Image taken 26/12/15 – glass bottom/360 degree observation point
Image taken 09/08/15 – The Milky Way, in all it’s glory!
Image taken 10/01/16 – the beautiful oceans
Image taken 24/12/15 – Sunrise over New Zealand on Kelly’s 3rd Christmas in space!
Image taken 06/01/16 – a frozen lake in the Himalayas
The Spanish coast
“Moonlight over Italy”
Image taken 06/02/16 – Shanghai at night
Image taken 24/12/15 – Egypt
Image taken 02/02/16 – Central America
Image taken 10/08/16 – Western USA, with lightning in the clouds
Image taken 25/01/16 – Italy and the Alps
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