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Space Station views

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, April 9, 2015/Categories: natural history, photography, space science, environment

The International Space Station has a great vantage point to see the Earth with new eyes, 250 miles high.

NASA's astronaut Scott Kelly, on a year long, space-based, assignment, snapped some photos as the station passed over Australia recently. Several of his images could easily hang in any art gallery as beautiful and amazing abstract collages, However, another one captured by the astronaut showcases a less elegant story by depicting water pollution, most likely from urban and industrial sources, from runoff into a major harbor.

 
                Australian Outback, Queensland                       Simpson Desert   (photo credits: Scott Kelly/NASA)

                                        
                                         Lake Mackay, Western Australia   (credit: Scott Kelly/NASA)


                                           Melbourne City, Harbor and Runoff from the Yarra River, Victoria (credit: Scott Kelly/NASA)

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