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

Blue and Orange

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The solar arrays on the International Space Station offer a striking contrast of orange against the variations of blue found in the Caribbean Sea.

Alps standing guard

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While Italy greeted a cloud-covered morning on December 10, 2016, the Alps stand guard to the North.

Dragon River

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ESA's Thomas Pesquet snapped this photo on December 2, 2016 of a unique, dragon-shaped river in South America.

Shapes

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Nature creates amazing shapes using Earth's many mediums, as seen in this image taken by Pesquet on December 2, 2016.

Oman

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At dusk on December 2, 2016, the strait of Oman evokes thoughts of an incomplete puzzle.

San Antonio

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Even on the International Space Station, astronaut Thomas Pesquet keeps up with the NBA season and the Spurs and his friend Tony Parker playing in San Antonio, Texas.

Palm Islands, Dubai

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The man-made Palm Islands in Dubai are an easily identifiable feature from the International Space Station.

Crooked Island, Bahamas

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A notable island in the Bahamas, Crooked Island could sub in for Treasure Island — for pirates to hide their treasures.

Tropical storm

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While not something enjoyable on Earth, tropical storms create marvelous views and photo ops from the ISS. Here Argentina prepares for an intense-looking storm to hit on December 6, 2016.

Djibouti

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At the Horn of Africa, the small country of Djibouti comes face to face with the tip of the Middle East. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured this image December 2, 2016.

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