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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Amazing Photos of Earth From Space

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‘White Bird on the Black Sea’

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this beautiful photo a cloud formation over the Black Sea. “Clouds swoop in on Crimea, a white bird on the Black Sea,” he said via Twitter on May 13, 2013.

Southwest Corner of Africa From Space

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this stunning look at the southwest corner of Africa from space on May 13, 2013.

Boston From Space ‘Beautiful Harbor City’

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this photo of Boston. “Boston, you're a beautiful harbor city. Hope your Bruins play a memorable game tonight vs. the Leafs,” Hadfield said via Twitter on May 12, 2013.

Canada From Space

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this stunning image of Canada, stating simply “Canada rocks,” via Twitter on May 12, 2013.

Earth From Space: Leaving Florida

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this gorgeous photo of Florida on May 12, 2013. “Spaceships glowing blue in the dawn as we leave Florida headed across the Atlantic,” he said via Twitter.

White Mountains of Utah from Space

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this wintry image of Utah on May 12, 2013. “Next year I'll get some skiing in,” he said via Twitter.

England’s Humber Estuary from Space

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this image of Kingston upon Hull port on the Humber Estuary in Northern England on May 12, 2013.

Northern Ireland From Space

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this image of Belfast at the mouth of the River Lagan in Northern Ireland on May 12, 2013.

Surreal Swirls in the Black Sea

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this stunning image of the Black Sea on May 12, 2013. “Dr. Seuss-inspired swirls in the Black Sea,” he said via Twitter.

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