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

Australian Outback

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This image of Australia's outback evokes feelings of a microbe being examined through a microscope.

Salar de Uyuni

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Taken on December 3, 2016, Solar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, glows white against the Andes in southwest Bolivia where it is located.

Frozen heart

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A cold but beautiful frozen lake. ESA's Thomas Pesquet captured this lovely image on December 11, 2016.

Gulf of Aqaba

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This December 12, 2016 image of the Gulf of Aqaba takes a surreal look with land and sea seemingly melting into one.

Egypt & Sinai Desert

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Clouds drift to the north of Egypt and the Sinai desert in this December 12, 2016 image snapped by Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station.

South of Gap

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Snow atop the Alps seems to expand toward the sea South of Gap, a commune in southeastern France.

Hello Québec

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ESA's Thomas Pesquet photographs Québec on December 16, 2016 as he recalls his time there with fondness.

Italy at night

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Italy offers much both from space and on Earth. Pesquet enjoys snapping images of the ancient country and also has southern Italy on his list of vacations to experience.

Colorful Africa

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Africa, shown here December 9, 2016, offers many diverse aspects and marvels. Thomas Pesquet doubts he'll be able to capture them all in his 6 month stay on the International Space Station.

Namibia

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December 9, 2016, Namibia's sandy reaches appear to become part of the Atlantic ocean.

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