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

Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef structure on Earth, is seen from space.

Great Barrier Reef Close-Up

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This surreal shot is a zoomed-in view of the Great Barrier Reef.

Sunset challenge

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Beautiful sunsets in the vastness of space are a bit different with no landscapes. In answer to a challenge, astronaut Thomas Pesquet used the Canadian robotic arm for a posed sunset photo taken on December 6, 2016.


ISS Camera Stash

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Space photographer and ISS astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped this photo of the cameras in the Russian segment of the space station.

Soyuz and Progress

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December 9, 2016, the ISS gets a different view. Given 70 percent of Earth is water, flight over desert is a nice change.

Lisboa

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ESA's Thomas Pesquet imaged Lisboa, a beautiful coastal city on December 17, 2016.

Houston

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Houston, Texas shines on December 6, 2016. The home to NASA-JSC will see the Expedition 51 astronauts in April 2017.

Paris

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An admittedly blurry image of Paris, this still of the City of Light highlights the beauty of this city in a December 5, 2016 shot by Pesquet.

Guadeloupe

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The island of Guadeloupe offers a unique shape from above — butterfly wings invited explorers to experience new adventures in this December 10, 2016 photo.

Marseille

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The southern Sun shines brightly upon Olympique de Marseille —a football stadium — an ancient port and the "calanques" or creeks of Marseille. A unique sight indeed snapped by Pesquet on December 23, 2016.

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