Connecting the World
Lights of ports and cities connected by electric paths glow in NASA astronaut Don Pettit's image of New England from the ISS.
Electricity and water
Life surges along the Nile in an image by NASA astronaut Don Pettit.
Using infrared imaging, NASA astronaut Don Pettit created this cool and colorful view of a glacier in Patagonia.
More infrared imaging returns this fantastic view of a smoking volcano in Patagonia.
Home, From Home
From inside the ISS, NASA astronaut Don Pettit captured an image of Earth obstructed by facets of his home in space.
Salton Sea in southern California offers an odd look in this infrared image from NASA astronaut Don Pettit.
NASA astronaut Don Pettit images himself inside the Cupola on the ISS.
From the International Space Station, a solar eclipse has a different look.
From Space, one cannot help but grasp the community that is Earth. Spain glows with electric light.
Using time-lapse photography, NASA astronaut Don Pettit captured images such as this of star trails across the Universe. An arm of the ISS hides ghostlike in the image.
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