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Astronaut Instagrams Stunning Photos of Earth from Space

Check out all of the continents from space in one Instagram account live from the International Space Station.
December 18, 2015, 2:00pm

#EarthArt Patches of emerald, amber and purplish-blue woven over #MiddleEast like a colorful carpet. #YearInSpace #colorful #Earth #space #spacestation #iss

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Dec 16, 2015 at 7:13pm PST

These photos might make you wish you had fulfilled that childhood dream of being an astronaut after all. Scott Kelly has been chilling up in space since March, and even though he’s seemingly lightyears away he’s been using social media to stay in touch with other earthlings. The commander of the International Space Station is currently seven months into a year-long mission, and over the year he’s shared a series of incredible photos of his view of the earth. Taken from a vantage point of 400km above, the images look like abstract works of art ripped right off a gallery wall. The planet’s rivers, sand dunes and industrial zones have been captured in stunning texture and color. Thank god for Instagram, right?

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Check out some of the photos below:

Day 256. #MilkyWay births 7 new stars a year, so 2 star births to go. #GoodNight from @ISS! #YearInSpace #stars #galaxy #universe #space #spacestation #iss

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Dec 8, 2015 at 4:13pm PST

#LaterGram Halloween #EarthArt For all you zombies below last night. Brains! #YearInSpace

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Nov 1, 2015 at 10:47am PST

#USA #EarthArt #YearInSpace

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Oct 25, 2015 at 10:02am PDT

#EarthArt Across the greatest desert - #Sahara. #YearInSpace #desert #earth #art #space #iss #spacestation

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Oct 17, 2015 at 1:09pm PDT

#EarthArt One pass over industrialized #China 2 of 10. #YearInSpace #earth #art #space #photo #spacestation #iss

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:02am PDT

#EarthArt in one pass across the #Australian Continent. Picture 13 of 17. #YearInSpace #Australia #earth #art #space #spacestation #iss

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:13pm PDT

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The article first appeared on The Creators Project Australia

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