In 20 seconds Pesquet took 30 highly zoomed photos which have been assembled into this collage. It's Barcelona again, a love I share with astronaut Thomas Pesquet. Ships entering the harbour and landmarks of Barcelona such as the Olympic village and La Ramblas are visible as you zoom in. I've put in a link to the whole page because if you download a high-res version you can zoom in and explore.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet doesn't just photograph Barcelona from the space station! This strange picture was taken over Russia. He tweeted "I cannot explain these km-long parallel lines."
But a follower helped out.
This photograph shows the parallel lines of a major shelterbelt - also known as a windbreak - crossing the steppes of southern Russia near the Volga River. The image shows a 14-kilometer section of an extensive system of shelterbelts planted to protect crops and reduce the erosion of steppe soils by wind. The shelterbelt is broken where it meets a local stream.
This is an odd picture. It looks like an animal, with a head rearing, neck and shoulders, and body. But it's actually the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Thomas Pesquet, the ESA astronaut who took the picture, said:
The Cape of Good Hope, aptly named, one of Africa's most southern points! Crossing it with a space station is certainly not comparable to doing so sailing.
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