Astronaut Scott Kelly shares stunning photos of Australia taken from ISS

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Stunning Photos Of Australia Taken From ISS


You can find many stunning images of Australia on the Internet, but none are quite like the ones taken by Scott Kelly from the International Space Station.

In a recent single flyover, the astronaut snapped a multitude of visually arresting images of the continent's landscape.

All are fairly abstracted, rendering natural features as combinations of vivid colors and irregular forms.

One appears as a network of brilliant blue veins stretching over a light-colored yet modeled surface.

Another vaguely resembles patches of fire on metal.

Kelly doesn't say exactly where each was taken, assigning them only sequence numbers.

The entire collection of 17 images is posted on Twitter with the #EarthArt.

See more of Kelly's #YearInSpace photos:
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Astronaut Scott Kelly shares stunning photos of Australia taken from ISS
On the grid! Back from #spacewalk & tweet ability down. Real-life lesson in importance of connectivity. #YearInSpace https://t.co/VMc1VwRhzZ
For an instant before sunrise, the space station glows orange. #GoodMorning from @Space_Station! #YearInSpace https://t.co/FEXx8Rezg3
Day 222. Sleep by the light of the #moon. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace https://t.co/WOP7jjs7mb
Day 219. The #sun will come out 16 times tomorrow. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace https://t.co/jvQp2fkV4O
Day 218 Bewitching hour on #Earth. Have fun, be safe. #HappyHalloween & #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace https://t.co/5Uj6fWHte0
#Halloween #EarthArt Some places of our world look other worldly. Boo! #YearInSpace https://t.co/CwT86NtR5Y
#Halloween #EarthArt Ghostly and dark but beautiful too. #YearInSpace https://t.co/uaHGt9jk6g
#TropicalStorm #Ashobaa churns off the coast of #Oman. Stay safe down there. #YearInSpace https://t.co/7047MGIymT
Day 216. Seeing our world in a new light tonight. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace https://t.co/ih0wnSQXyG
#SpaceWalkSelfie Back on the grid! Great first spacewalk yesterday. Now on to the next one next week. #YearInSpace https://t.co/7qXLiKzaKA
Day 211. Night calling #SouthAfrica like it is calling me. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace https://t.co/xK4FJlh9ei
Hurricane #Patricia approaches #Mexico. It's massive. Be careful! #YearInSpace https://t.co/F5LgnjOjey
Great Scott!10/21/15! Fly cars? I live in a flying house! 17,500MPH in 1.21 Jigawatts over Hill Valley, CA #BTTF2015 https://t.co/PAErx6PaQI
The area to the North and East of the #Himalayas is strikingly beautiful. #YearInSpace http://t.co/QEHLK2PcIX
The atmosphere sometimes she glows. #GoodMorning from @Space_Station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/dQ93kZbwpw
#EarthArt Across the Greatest Desert- #Sahara #YearInSpace http://t.co/1OW6IZNGKJ
#EarthArt A single pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 15 of 17. #YearInSpace http://t.co/ESzOODFzB2
Day 200. Sometimes a little light makes all the difference. #GoodNight from @Space_Station #YearInSpace http://t.co/qkFtdtKLkb
#EarthArt A single pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 10 of 17. #YearInSpace http://t.co/NjwuEzgD0Z
#EarthArt in one pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 1 of 17. #YearInSpace http://t.co/LvQCauUEpT
The daily morning dose of #aurora to help wake you up. #GoodMorning from @Space_Station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/Ar6ScCbUPo
#Houston, looks like great weather down there! Although, I'd be fine with any weather. #GoodMorning! #YearInSpace http://t.co/07GQFT4vrM
Day 191. From one #sunrise to the next. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/iablXOZO1g
Early morning shot of Hurricane #Joaquin from @space_station before reaching #Bahamas. Hope all is safe. #YearInSpace http://t.co/3dlwOzU2eq
Feel bad for the people of #NorthKorea when I see with my own eyes they live without electricity. #YearInSpace http://t.co/E28PWvEajV
#EarthArt In 377 cumulative days in space, I've never seen this before today. #YearInSpace http://t.co/j4O0RpchD9
Day 180. Moonlight over Italy. #BuonaNotte Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/du1uNThgDk
#GoodMorning to the Holy City of #Mecca #Makkah! #YearInSpace http://t.co/pEeRKPla0G
Day 179. The #Nile at night is a beautiful sight for these sore eyes. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/eAMBZ9p428
#EarthArt Half a year, still she dazzles, colors, intrigues, excites, amuses, interests and shines. #YearInSpace http://t.co/m8eijSS8pq
Day 190. Clouds bathe #Europe in a cool glow. #Goodnight from @Space_Station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/g9ZYOyTb27
Day 166. #Venus photobombed the #Moon tonight. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/9lRdYn1rbE
Day 165. On the number of stars in our #MilkyWay galaxy, mind blown. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/piphlpemRE
My colleague @Astro_Kimiya took this photo of the eye of this Eastern Pacific typhoon. Impressive! #YearInSpace. http://t.co/uU5tZnap7R
Another pass through #Aurora. The sun is very active today, apparently. #YearInSpace http://t.co/1uDtRzrGuY
Tomorrow we'll eat the anticipated veggie harvest on @space_station! But first, lettuce take a #selfie. #YearInSpace http://t.co/fUKQMhEDjK
Day 127. Sunset returns! Perfect end. Thanks again for joining me today. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/qFGNapGIl3
#GoodMorning #Barcelona, #Spain! Looking beautiful as usual from @Space_Station. #YearInSpace http://t.co/P448JdLr78
#Goodevening #Japan. Showing @Astro_Kimiya how to take pictures of #Earth at night. #YearInSpace http://t.co/0UpTnVtdVK
#Bahamas, the strokes of your watercolors are always a refreshing sight. #YearInSpace. http://t.co/ISASTDak90
#Athens, #Greece, #GoodMorning from @Space_Station. Wishing you the best. #YearInSpace http://t.co/zAMEz5JvlW
Good morning from 250 miles above the African desert. #YearInSpace http://t.co/wE0KrGDfdN
Stars and stripes from @Space_Station. Happy #NationalFlagDay! #YearInSpace http://t.co/0jlup7w6Ij
I don't know where in the US Southwest this is, but it sure is beautiful. #YearInSpace http://t.co/lmaUEOS8Eg
Subtropical Storm #Ana churns off the East coast of USA. #Wx from @Space_Station. #YearInSpace http://t.co/uaMRGDO8JG
Had my first cup of fancy coffee yesterday from the much anticipated @Space_Station #espresso machine. Not too bad. http://t.co/tpnHyTczul
Parts of #Canada look like a cracked window this #Sunday as the ice melts. #YearInSpace http://t.co/rUmrtPs6s2
#SaturdayMorning #coffee with my old friend #PlanetEarth. #YearInSpace http://t.co/zmKmVBCuLk
Sometimes #Earth looks like another planet from @Space_Station. #YearInSpace http://t.co/NKQC6egnBP
Good morning from #ISS. This high altitude Central Asian lake looks like my morning cereal. #BreakfastOfChampions http://t.co/htJZP1CoGF
Sometimes the #world seems to shimmer. #YearInSpace http://t.co/ttGibGTW2Z
#Himalayas. What icy veins you have. #YearInSpace http://t.co/C94vLDu3jy
@AstroTerry and I celebrating #OpeningDay and the #Astros and #Orioles being tied for 1st place! #MLB. #YearInSpace http://t.co/DAzBFUEkQ7
Good morning #Texas from the #ISS. Looks like #Houston and #Austin have some #weather headed your way. #YearInSpace http://t.co/boDVsCY9vX
.@FLOTUS Thank you. Made it! Moving into crew quarters on @space_station to begin my #yearinspace. http://t.co/jhoj7ltaV6
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