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

Nile

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ESA's Thomas Pesquet framed a stellar scene including the Nile river that was unexpectedly interrupted when Soyuz photobombed it.

Evening Quiz

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On December 5, 2016, astronaut Thomas Pesquet offered a challenge: name this (very) geometrical city. He followed with a clue: not in America, North or South. Can YOU name it?

Monterrey

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Monterrey gives the impression of being nestled between large pleats of the encompassing landscape in this December 6, 2016 image taken by ESA's Thomas Pesquet with the Nikon D4 using a 400mm lens.

Madrid

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Vivid reflections in the ISS windows imparts a feeling of celebration, fiesta! Madrid, Spain, lights up the night in this December 8, 2016 image.

Galapagos Islands 

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Often a dream destination, Pesquet captured the Galapagos islands in this December 4, 2016 image.

Pyrenees

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Taken on In this December 10, 2016 image snow atop the Pyrenees mountains seems to await skiers.

Supermoon in Space

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French astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured this shot of the supermoon from the International Space Station on Dec. 14, 2016.

Baja

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The popular vacay spot also offers sanctuary to many species. Baja California, on December 6, 2016 makes for great pictures!

Evening Alps

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The Sun's evening light casts long shadows across the Alps underscoring the deep valleys and high summits.

Blue Caribbean

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From above, the Caribbean Sea is a melding together of various shades of blue in this December 4, 2016 image.

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