French astronaut captures stunning images of Earth's marvels from International Space Station

Written By: Bharat Sharma

Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut is making headlines for his eye-grabbing images of our beloved planet Earth taken from the International Space Station. 

The 43-year-old veteran took off to the ISS on April 23, 2021. Since then, he has been sharing the marvels of our planet on his Instagram handle. Take a look below

Mongolia 1

Pesquet captured this image from the ISS as it hovered above Mongolia.

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Mongolia 2

The French veteran wrote in the caption - “Often the least-populated areas are the most beautiful”.

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Mongolia 3

In his caption, Pesquet mentioned that the image is from Mongolia, and added the following - “In this area in Central Asia, the snow is still covering mountains like a film of dust before spring melts it away”.

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Key West

Spotting the famous Key West in Florida, the astronaut wrote the following - “The famous Key West and the special Highway 1 that hops from island to island all the way south”.

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Argentina’s Upsala 1

The astronaut clicked Argentina’s Upsala glacier and referred to it as a “majestic spectacle with slow ice waves that flow into the blue water”.

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Argentina’s Upsala 2

Pesquet also alluded to climate change while mentioning Upsala. “Glaciers are getting smaller and this is noticeable by astronauts in space but more importantly from Earth observation satellites”.

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Mecca during Ramzan

“So bright at night!”, Pesquet exclaimed on his Instagram, while wishing everyone a Happy Ramzan.

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Boujdour, an African city

The French astronaut shared an image of Boujdour, a city situated in the northwestern coast of Africa. “A road goes inland, and a road follows the sea”, he wrote.

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A Canadian lake

The space champion shared an image of a lake from Saskatchewan in Canada which resembles a shape. “From space you get another perspective”, he wrote. “Looking at the ice in these lakes in Canada, I see shapes… like when looking at clouds on Earth”, he added.

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