Recent scenes from the ISS

Earlier this week, NASA released an amazing photograph of an eruption of Sarychev Peak Volcano, taken by astronauts aboard the orbiting International Space Station (ISS).  Collected here are a handful of photographs taken by astronauts aboard the ISS over the past few months.

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Closer still to Sarychev Peak Volcano, pyroclastic flows can be seen tumbling down its slope (lighter clouds, bottom).
Also visible is a closer view of the condensation cloud or "pileus", formed by the rapidly rising plume.

 

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Lago Nansen, amongst the Andes Mountains in Argentina.

 

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The sun glints off Lake Poop in Bolivia. Lake Poop is a 1,000 sq km saline lake lying 3,686 meters above sea level.

 

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Smoke blows eastward from a mountain slope in Canada's Rocky Mountains near Banff and Canmore.

 

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A few clouds in the sky above Arizona and its Barringer Impact Crater, at right.

 

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Evaporation ponds in Pampa Del Tamarugal, Chile.

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Betsiboka River delta, near Majunga, Madagascar.

 

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Roads and circular fields in the desert in Egypt.

 

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A port near Bandar Abbas, Iran.

 

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Ice floes clumping in Russia's Sea of Okhotsk

 

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Tidal channels near Iran's Qeshm Island.

 

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Charles De Gaulle Airport, in the suburbs of Paris, France.

 

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A strange circular area of thinned ice in the southern end of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.
While the origin of the circles is still unknown, the peculiar pattern suggests convection (upwelling) in the lake's water column.

 

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Japan's Mount Fuji.

 

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Lava flows along Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano

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