The astronauts who work on the International Space Station (ISS) have some of the best views of our planet that can be imagined. Thousands of photos of that view are captured every year, but which ones are NASA’s favorites?
The folks at the Earth and Science Remote Sensing Unit at NASA’s Johnson Space Center selected their Top 20 favorite images captured in 2020, shared from the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. There are hundreds and hundreds of truly breathtaking images worth perusing, but below are the top picks from NASA from the last year.
After the last year, it is particularly calming to just look at the beauty of Earth from above.
All of the images were taken with either a Nikon D4 or Nikon D5 and a host of different focal lengths. It’s interesting to see the different perspectives offered from the ISS depending on the focal length the photographer chose. For more images like these, current ISS astronaut Soichi Noguchi has been uploading images he’s taken from the space station since he joined the crew late last year.
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(via Digital Trends)