Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a record-breaking year on the International Space Station in the name of science, but it was his beautiful photography that stole the show. Now the Year In Space is over, Kelly is back on the ground, and his Instagram feed is quite different. Luckily, there’s still at least one great photographer onboard the ISS. UK astronaut Tim Peake is giving Kelly a run for his money.
When he isn’t working on scientific projects or attending to the duties of the International Space Station, Peake seems to be having a good time, presenting awards to Adele, training for the London Marathon and capturing some truly amazing photos and videos of Earth.
A sea of sand dunes, also known as an erg, in Africa.
Tim Peake captured this image of London at midnight.
Sunrise in space
Peake writes: “We see 16 sunrises every day – but I’ve never seen one as beautiful as this. Good morning Earth!”.
On Twitter Peake wrote: “More stars in the Universe than grains of sand on Earth – easy to believe from up here”.
Glacier in Patagonia
A glacier slowly flows down toward a lake in Patagonia. Dark lines in the center of the glacier are rivers of rock and dirt, debris pushed along by the moving ice.