French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet's Amazing Photos from Space (Gallery)

Italy from Space

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French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped this gorgeous photo of Italy by night from the International Space Station. A docked Soyuz spacecraft is seen in the foreground.

Thunderstorm

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Pesquet said this is one of his favorite shots of Earth from the ISS. "Lightning illuminates the clouds from inside at night: beautiful show," Pesquet wrote.

Europe’s Roof

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Pesquet snapped this photo of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps on Jan. 1, 2017. The mountain peak is often called "Europe’s roof."

Jura Mountains

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Pesquet captured this photo of "the Jura mountains swimming in the clouds" on Dec. 31, 2016. The Jura Mountains are located in the western Alps along the France-Switzerland border.

Canada in the Snow

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"A very straight road in the middle of an icy no-man’s land," Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo, which was taken on Dec. 26, 2016. "Stay warm out there in Canada."

Snowy Mountains

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"So much snow it looks like cream!" Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo of snow-covered mountains on Dec. 24, 2016.

Bordeaux

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Thomas Pesquet took this photo of Bordeaux, a city in southwest France where some of his family resides, on Dec. 17, 2016.

Lake Nesser & the Nile

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This photo of Egypt from space shows Lake Nasser, the Nile river and the Aswan dam.

Jordan

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"People have been dotting the desert with irrigated fields in Jordan," Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo, which was taken on Dec. 12, 2016.

Lake Tanganyika

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Lake Tanganyika is a huge lake that sits between the border of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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