The earth without borders: photography from the ISS
Astronaut of the European space Agency made unique shots of the Earth.
April 9, 2019 at 11:53
The view from the International space station in the shallows and the reefs surrounding Cuba (foreground), Florida (in the center) and the Bahamas (right).
In these photos taken on the ISS, I tried to Express what I feel, looking at the Ground. The fragile beauty of our planet can not but admire. I was amazed at how thin the atmosphere – the layer of gas that supports all life and making the Earth more comfortable and fertile planet than, say, Mars or Venus.
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Extensive water Tapajos river, the main tributary of the Amazon, inhabited by hundreds of species of fish.
A rare view of the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding Islands, usually hidden by dense clouds.
The harsh desert of the Sinai Peninsula.
In the afternoon it was hard to miss the signs of human presence on Earth. The planet looked more like a huge geological puzzle, composed of forces of nature and over time. It was good to see how water shapes the terrain: glaciers covered the whole mountain range, steadily on its way to the oceans, and deep rivers made his way, writing intricate patterns.
I just filmed what seemed to me to be staggeringly beautiful.
The depth of lakes Wanaka and Hawea in New Zealand — more than 300 meters.
We used to think that the world is divided into Nations and peoples, but when you look at the planet from space, I do not see individual countries. The only boundaries are those that nature created 4.5 billion years ago.
The Bahamas has 50 shades of blue. Some historians believe that the name of the archipelago and the country (the Commonwealth of the Bahamas) derive from the Spanish baja mar, meaning “low sea”. Astronaut Tim Peak says wasn’t thinking about politics when you took the photograph: “I was trying to capture the earth the way I saw it; the most important thing here is that from space there is no visible border between the two countries”.
It so happened that on the Earth there is intelligent life. The man was able to create the technology to leave their home planet and looking at it from space, to think about its existence. The view arouses admiration and awe.
On the space station, Peak trains to control a mechanical robotic arm that requires great precision.