Space station observatory gazes at Earth

Space station observatory gazes at Earth

Summary: The six windows of the International Space Station's cupola observation deck provide stunning panoramic views of Earth

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  • Italy at night image

    This night shot, which gives the impression of fiery alien world, is in fact the Mediterranean coast of France and Italy.

    The luminous spots are the metropolitan areas of Turin, Lyon and Marseille.

    Photo credit: Nasa

  • Astronaut in cupola image

    Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, commander of ISS Expedition 23, is pictured in a window of the cupola on 9 May.

    Photo credit: Nasa

  • International Space Station image

    This image captures a sunrise from space, amid the solar arrays and capsules of the ISS. The photo was taken on 18 February — the day after the cupola opened — while the space shuttle Endeavour was still docked.

    Photo credit: Nasa

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