20 Of The Best "Around The World" Photos From Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been tweeting some amazing shots from the International Space Station. As he prepares to come back to Earth, here’s some of his best shots from above the world.

1. Africa

Farming patterns disrupting the landscape

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2. Australia

The outback of Australia is its own painting

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3. Brazil

Where the linear farms meet the free river

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4. Brazil 2

Farming. Or brain?

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5. Canada

Frozen patterns

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6. Caymans

Island paradise

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7. Central Asia

More patchwork art

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8. China

Who knew mining pits looked like this from Space?

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9. Israel

The Nile and the Sinai

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10. Malaysia

The birth of a storm over Malaysia

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11. Saudi Arabia

Stark and strangely beautiful

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12. Siberia

Clouds, snow and a lake that holds 1/5th of the Earth’s fresh water

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13. Syria

Looks so calm from so far high

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14. Texas

UFOs? No, just farming

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15. The Sahara

Changing the landscape in real time

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16. Turkey

Chess? No, just more farming in Turkey

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17. USA

Northern Lights over the USA

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18. Moon Rise

Has the Moon ever looked this good?

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19. Oil, air & water

Chemistry in Space. So cool

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20. Desert art

Wind meets sand equals natural art

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The Man; Chris Hadfield

The man who brought Space, science and the wonders of our planet, to the masses via 140 characters. Thank you

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