20 Favourite Photos from Astronaut Scott Kelly’s First Six Months in Space

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.

“Sometimes the world seems to shimmer.”

“Sometimes the world seems to shimmer.”

2. Sometimes Earth looks like another planet.

“Sometimes Earth looks like another planet.”

“Sometimes Earth looks like another planet.”

3. Branching rivers and tributaries split like fractals.

Branching rivers and tributaries split like fractals

Branching rivers and tributaries split like fractals

4. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Honolulu, Hawaii.

Honolulu, Hawaii.

5. Green fields tile Southeast Asia.

Green fields tile Southeast Asia

Green fields tile Southeast Asia

6. Abandoned scrolls from meandering rivers tangle the land into a mess of exposed rock and sediment.

Abandoned scrolls from meandering rivers tangle the land into a mess of exposed rock and sediment

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.

A hint of red and green aurora tint the planet while the International Space Station’s solar panels dominate the foreground.

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.

“Day 97. Good night, Moon.”

“Day 97. Good night, Moon.”

 9. The Eye of the Sahara is always gorgeous.

The Eye of the Sahara is always gorgeous

The Eye of the Sahara is always gorgeous

10. Athens, Greece.

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

11. The cays of the Bahamas.

The cays of the Bahamas

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

Night over Japan, with the Soyuz spacecraft connected to the Mini Research Module 1 (MRM1) and a Progress cargo tug visible in the foreground

Night over Japan, with the Soyuz spacecraft connected to the Mini Research Module 1 (MRM1) and a Progress cargo tug visible in the foreground

13. Glaciers and peaks in the Andes Mountains.

Glaciers and peaks in the Andes Mountains.

Glaciers and peaks in the Andes Mountains.

14. Concentrated waterflow carving the tip off an island.

Concentrated waterflow carving the tip off an island.

Concentrated waterflow carving the tip off an island.

15. The Milky Way in all its dusty, gassy warped beauty.

The Milky Way in all its dusty, gassy warped beauty.

The Milky Way in all its dusty, gassy warped beauty.

16. Is it teal, turquoise, blue-green, aqua or seafoam?

Is it teal, turquoise, blue-green, aqua or seafoam

Is it teal, turquoise, blue-green, aqua or seafoam

17. Purple glowing Aurora on Night 154 of the Year in Space.

Purple glowing Aurora on Night 154 of the Year in Space.

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.

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

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.

Sediment tints rivers to a rich, deep orange

Sediment tints rivers to a rich, deep orange

20. The Easter Bunny visits the space station.

The Easter Bunny visits the space station

The Easter Bunny visits the space station

Check out more here NASA/Scott Kelly highlight gallery here, and follow him here @StationCDRKelly.

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