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



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

Evening Quiz


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 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.



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 


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



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

Supermoon in Space


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



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

Evening Alps


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

Blue Caribbean


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

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Christine Lunsford
Producer and Contributing Writer

Christine Lunsford joined the 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, 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.