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

West Africa

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"Arrival to the sandy coasts of West Africa: some orange meets the white and blue of Earth," Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo, taken on Dec. 9, 2016.

Hello, Moon!

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"The moon was playing hide and seek with us today… but I spotted it!" Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo, which was taken on Dec. 10, 2016.

Cupola looking down

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Astronaut Thomas Pesquet marvels at the view from the Cupola and its familiar shape. Which came first the class patch or the Cupola?

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Christine Lunsford
Christine Lunsford

Christine Lunsford joined the Space.com team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with Space.com, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.