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Mind-blowingly beautiful photos from Astronaut Scott Kelly's record-breaking year in space will make you fall in love with Earth all over again

NASA astronaut Scott KellyNASA

Right before Astronaut Scott Kelly took off to spend a year in space, President Obama told him, “Good luck Captain. Make sure to Instagram it.”

And he did. 

From tracking storms to catching all the colours of the Earth, here are some of the best shots from his record-breaking, year-long voyage:

Here's Kelly's first stunning shot of Earth from space, taken 27 weeks ago.

His photos are filled with striking colours, from neon greens...

...to vibrant reds, like this shot above Africa.

From his view on the International Space Station, Kelly could track the blizzard that hit the US in January.

Some of his best shots come from views over oceans, like this shot over the Bahamas.

While up there, Kelly took part in studies to see what happens to the human body while it's out in space for a year. Scott Kelly's twin, Mark, stayed behind on Earth for comparison.

He also took up gardening, growing space flowers like this one.

Kelly labels the photos with the hashtag #EarthArt. It's easy to see why.

This one, also in the series of the Australian continent, looks more like an abstract work of art than an actual place here on Earth.

Seriously. How are these photos real?!

Kelly also captures amazing phenomena, like the Northern Lights, seen here with Chicago in the foreground.

He also got some incredible views of the stars in our galaxy.

Kelly is scheduled to undock from the ISS on Tuesday.

To commemorate his final day, he shot a series of his final sunrise, including this picture.

See you soon, Scott!

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