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

Spacewalk Selfie

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Astronaut Thomas Pesquet snaps his first space selfie during his first spacewalk.

Dangling Over Earth

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Astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s feet dangle in space about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth.

Soyuz, Progress & Paris

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A Soyuz and a Progress spacecraft docked at the ISS are seen above Paris, France in this night shot taken by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet on Dec. 1, 2016.

ISS Water Experiment

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet tested fluid dynamics in orbit in a newly released video from the International Space Station.

Eye of Africa

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Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured an image of the "eye of Africa," Mauritania in the Sahara desert. At close to 31 miles (50 kilometers), astronauts have long used this site as a land mark.

Rocky Mountains

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European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured this photo of the Rocky Mountains from the International Space Station on Dec. 25, 2016. Read the full story.

Wind-Sculpted Dunes

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Pesquet captured this photo of dunes in the Sahara Desert on Dec. 6, 2016.

Dieppe, France

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"This one is very special to me: it’s a great feeling to see from space where one grew up!" Pesquet wrote when he tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on Jan. 15, 2017.

Sandy Patterns

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On December 16, 2016, ESA's Thomas Pesquet, a member of Expedition 50-51 on the International Space Station until April 20, 2017, captured this image of some very repetitious sand dunes. Not a place to lose your way!

Mauna Loa Volcano

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This is what an active volcano looks like... from space!

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