EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE ASTRONAUT Chris Hadfield has tweeted this image of Berlin as seen from the International Space Station, highlighting the east/west divide.
The contrast is due to different lightbulbs used on either side of the city, due to different street lighting systems, and gas lamps still in use in parts of Berlin.
CERN’s Hadron Collider
According to Commander Hadfield “Under that rock (in Geneva, Switzerland) is the incredible CERN particle accelerator”.
The India/Pakistan border
The border between the two countries is clearly illuminated by security floodlights.
Image: NASA/Wikimedia Commons
Commander Hadfield says:
Our Earth is mostly liquid rock. We live on a thin crust, with occasional hot spots, like Mt. Etna.
An agricultural project in Libya
Surrounded by desert, Las Vegas stands out..
The border of USA and Mexico
These man-made islands in Dubai
All images @Cmdr_Hadfield unless otherwise indicated