Commander Scott Kelly has just completed 6 months (from the yearlong target) in space today.
While his body is degrading thousands of miles away from us, he hasn’t forgotten his artistic abilities and he demonstrated it by taking very artistic photos from above – so that we can have and enjoy the looks of (our) earth.
Scroll down fellow lazy penguins and enjoy! “H/T”:i09
Image credit: NASA/Scott Kelly
1. Sometimes the world seems to shimmer.
2. Sometimes Earth looks like another planet.
3. Branching rivers and tributaries split like fractals.
4. Honolulu, Hawaii.
5. Green fields tile Southeast Asia.
6. Abandoned scrolls from meandering rivers tangle the land into a mess of exposed rock and sediment.
7. A hint of red and green aurora tint the planet while the International Space Station’s solar panels dominate the foreground.
8. Day 97. Good night, Moon.
9. The Eye of the Sahara is always gorgeous.
10. Athens, Greece.
11. The cays of the Bahamas.
12. Night over Japan, with the Soyuz spacecraft connected to the Mini Research Module 1 (MRM1) and a Progress cargo tug visible in the foreground.
You can follow Scott on twitter here: https://twitter.com/StationCDRKelly
13. Glaciers and peaks in the Andes Mountains.
14. Concentrated waterflow carving the tip off an island.
15. The Milky Way in all its dusty, gassy warped beauty.
16. Is it teal, turquoise, blue-green, aqua or seafoam?
17. Purple glowing Aurora on Night 154 of the Year in Space.
18. Names don’t need to make sense: this very blue body of water is the Red Sea in Greek and the Green Space in Egyptian.
19. Sediment tints rivers to a rich, deep orange.
20. The Easter Bunny visits the space station.
Check out more here NASA/Scott Kelly highlight gallery here, and follow him here @StationCDRKelly.