ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this image of Earth from the International Space Station and commented: “I feel we’re navigating on a black sea sprinkled with stars and Earth with its moving clouds is the sky.”
Earth’s atmosphere is visible surrounding our planet with a greenish–yellow hue. Under the clouds, city lights shine brightly.
Samantha will spend almost six months on the Space Station conducting science and maintaining the weightless research centre.
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