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"We catch a glimpse of a huge swirl of clouds out the window over the middle of the Pacific Ocean, or the boot of Italy jutting down into the Mediterranean, or the brilliant blue coral reefs of the Caribbean strutting their beauty before the stars. And...we experienced those uniquely human qualities: awe, curiosity, wonder, joy, amazement." (Russell L. Schweickart, Apollo Astronaut ("The Home Planet")






Photographing the Earth from the International Space Station

Weekly Top 10

The following are the top ten Earth images downloaded from this site within the last week.

Weekly Top 10 image downloads for October 15 through October 21
PAN-SNGLNT.,SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

STS088-724-65

PAN-SNGLNT.,SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

Number of Downloads: 4663

PAN-SNGLNT.,SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

STS088-724-66

PAN-SNGLNT.,SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

Number of Downloads: 4463

L. BAIKAL, ICE, SMOKE, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

ISS039-E-14821

L. BAIKAL, ICE, SMOKE, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Number of Downloads: 3797

SUNGLINT, SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

STS088-724-70

SUNGLINT, SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

Number of Downloads: 3723

SUNGLINT, SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

STS088-724-69

SUNGLINT, SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

Number of Downloads: 3590

PAN-SNGLNT.,SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

STS088-724-67

PAN-SNGLNT.,SPACE DEBRIS, OCEAN

Number of Downloads: 3455

AURORA BOREALIS, MOON,MOSCOW AT NIGHT, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

ISS039-E-9160

AURORA BOREALIS, MOON,MOSCOW AT NIGHT, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Number of Downloads: 3193

PAN--NORTH & SOUTH KOREA AT NIGHT, NORTH KOREA

ISS038-E-38300

PAN--NORTH & SOUTH KOREA AT NIGHT, NORTH KOREA

Number of Downloads: 2373

N. PATAGONIA ICE FIELD, PARED NORTE, PARED SUR GLACIERS, CHILE

ISS039-E-8256

N. PATAGONIA ICE FIELD, PARED NORTE, PARED SUR GLACIERS, CHILE

Number of Downloads: 2168

N. PATAGONIA ICE FIELD, COLONIA AND ARENALES GLACIERS, PARTIAL PARED NORTE, CHILE

ISS039-E-8254

N. PATAGONIA ICE FIELD, COLONIA AND ARENALES GLACIERS, PARTIAL PARED NORTE, CHILE

Number of Downloads: 1945