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Kimberly Virdure

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A photograph taken by a member of Expedition 34, aboard the International Space Station, looking down on the Bahamas from orbit, on January 13, 2013 (NASA)

Atlanta, with the one of the busiest airports in the world, clearly visible from the International Space Station.

The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by a STS-118 crewmember on the Space Shuttle Endeavour following the undocking of the two spacecraft, which occurred at 6:56 a.m. (CDT) on Aug. 19, 2007.

The city of Dubai—the largest metropolitan area within the emirate of Dubai—is a favorite subject of astronaut photography largely due to the unique island developments situated directly offshore in the Persian Gulf. These artificial archipelagos have been built such that their full design is only visible from the vantage point of an airplane—or an orbiting spacecraft such as the International Space Station (ISS).

A plume of Saharan dust spanned the Mediterranean Sea in late January 2013. Extending roughly 1,110 kilometers (700 miles), the plume stretched from the coast of Libya to southern Italy and mingled with clouds in the north. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on January 21.

As the system crossed the Arkansas River near Newkirk, Oklahoma, the storm dropped a pint-sized “mesoscale snow band” that appeared to be about eight kilometers (5 miles) across at its widest point. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite acquired this natural-color image of the snow on January 15, 2013.

The Pyramids of Giza. Egypt. Constructed 2630 BC–2611 BC
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