British astronaut Tim Peake (whose birthday is today, April 7!) has been orbiting the planet for almost four months aboard the International Space Station, a
habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit that can sometimes be spotted even with the naked eye.
He’s part of the European Space Agency’s six-month Principia Mission, which has him working to maintain the ISS’ weightless research laboratory and conduct experiments. But he’s also a photographer — and the images and videos he’s taken aboard the ISS are stunning.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Progress, a Russian cargo-supply ship, launching into orbit. Progress delivers much-needed supplies to crews stationed aboard the ISS.
In space, you get to see the moon set. Peake said he was 'looking for Antarctica,' but he settled for this moon-set instead.
The Rio Santa Cruz in Patagonia, Argentina. The water get the bright blue colour from glacial sediment.
Crew members aboard the ISS see 16 sunsets a day in their orbit. Peake posted that this was the most beautiful one he's seen.
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