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Amazing Space Photos: Italian Astronaut Luca Parmitano's Orbital Images

Mountains in the Mato Grosso

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @ astro_luca)

Astronaut Luca Parmitano tweeted this stunning photo over Brazil from the ISS on June 7, 2013. “Strange mountainous formations in the Mato Grosso catch a faraway eye.” he tweeted.

A Note of Blue From Peru

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @ astro_luca)

Astronaut Luca Parmitano tweeted this stunning photo over Peru from the ISS on June 5, 2013. “A note of blue in the middle of the desert in Peru, like a solitary diamond.” he tweeted.

Madagascar Gold

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @ astro_luca)

Astronaut Luca Parmitano tweeted this stunning photo over Madagascar from the ISS on June 3, 2013. “As the sun sets on Madagascar, everything turns to gold.” he tweeted.

Active Volcano From the ISS

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @ astro_luca)

Astronaut Luca Parmitano tweeted this stunning photo from the ISS on June 1, 2013. “what did I say about active Volcanoes? I can’t believe I saw 2 in one orbit!” he tweeted.

Active Volcano in Sicily

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @ astro_luca)

Astronaut Luca Parmitano tweeted this stunning photo of an active volcano in Sicily from the ISS on June 1, 2013.

Aurora Seen by Luca Parmitano Aboard the ISS

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @astro_luca)

Italian spaceflyer Luca Parmitano tweeted this photo of an aurora over Earth taken from the ISS on Oct. 6, 2013.

Cyclone Phailin After Landfall

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @astro_luca)

Astronaut Luca Parmitano of Italy tweeted this photo of Cyclone Phailin after it made landfall. Image tweeted Oct. 13, 2013.

Missile Launch Seen From the ISS

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @astro_luca)

Astronaut Luca Parmitano of Italy tweeted this photo of a missile launch seen from the International Space Station on Oct. 11, 2013.

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