Frozen river from space

All About Space - - Launch Pad -

Euro­pean Space Agency (ESA) astro­naut Thomas Pes­quet, who was aboard the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion (ISS) for Ex­pe­di­tion 50, cap­tured this marvel­lous land­scape of the 2,250 kilo­me­tre (1,400 mile) Dnieper River, which flows to the Black Sea from Rus­sia.

On 9 Fe­bru­ary 2017, Pes­quet cap­tured this unique win­ter land­scape from an alti­tude of around 320 kilo­me­tres (200 miles) as the ISS trav­elled around the Earth at high speeds, com­plet­ing 16 or­bits of our home planet in just one day.

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