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Space Photos: German Astronaut Alexander Gerst's Blue Dot Flight

Great Salt Lake Seen from the International Space Station

Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of the Great Salt Lake in Utah from the International Space Station on July 23, 2014.

Pyramids Seen from the International Space Station

Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of the pyramids in Egypt from the International Space Station on July 22, 2014.

Mt. Etna Seen from the International Space Station

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European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of Mt. Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy, from the International Space Station on July 22, 2014.

Key West, Florida, Seen from the International Space Station

Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of Key West, Florida, from the International Space Station on July 21, 2014.

Guanaja Island Seen from the International Space Station

Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of Guanaja, one of the Bay Islands of Honduras, from the International Space Station on July 21, 2014.

Lake Starnberg, Germany, Seen from the International Space Station

Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of Lake Starnberg, Germany, from the International Space Station on July 21, 2014.

Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Seen from the International Space Station

Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of the place from which he launched, Baikonur, Kazakhstan, from the International Space Station on July 19, 2014.

East China Sea Seen from the International Space Station

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European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of blue dots in the East China Sea, which he thought might be algae, from the International Space Station on July 19, 2014.

Himalayas from the ISS

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The Himalayas as seen from the International Space Station by astronaut Alexander Gerst on Sep. 26, 2014.

Aral Sea from ISS

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The Aral Sea as seen from the International Space Station by astronaut Alexander Gerst on Oct. 1, 2014.

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