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The International Space Station

A view of the ISS from the space shuttle Discovery.
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Aurora over New Zealand

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From the ISS window

In order to get stars to show up on camera in space, photographers have to take long exposure shots, which also allow a good look at the Earth's atmosphere.
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Earth at night

A view of illuminated cities at night
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A river in the Hindu-Kush/Himalayas region

This image was taken to show off the ISERV Pathfinder instrument.
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The city of Bangkok at night

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Rivers and mountains in the Himalayas

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Australian coast

The squares pictured are a salt mine.
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The port of Sfax, Tunisia

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A Red Sprite over a storm

While powerful red electrical discharges are common over a lightning storm, and especially common in cold storms, it is impossible to see them from the ground. They are known as Red Sprites.