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These New Photos From Space Are Stunning, Beautiful, Viral — and Exactly What We Need to See Right Now

From 220 miles above the earth, the commander of the international space station has been sending images that will blow you away.

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BY Bill Murphy Jr. - 09 Oct 2018

These New Photos From Space Are Stunning, Beautiful, Viral — and Exactly What We Need to See Right Now

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images

It's a truly divided time in our country. And over the past year or so, there have only been a few moments when we all felt unified.

We saw a wonderful memento of one of these moments a little over a month ago, when a photographer who managed to get one of the most amazing photos of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 (from seat 1A on a Southwest Airlines flight, no less), revealed his creation to the world.

Now, perhaps, we have a chance to share a similarly unifying moment, at a time when we truly could use it.

The opportunity comes courtesy of Alexander Gerst, a 42-year-old astronaut who is the current commander of the International Space Station. Now, he's also developing a reputation as a heck of a photographer.

The images that he's captured from 220 miles above the earth, and has been sending back down to us here on Earth, have turned him into a minor sensation, at least by the standards of NASA's Twitter account.

For example:

Or this sunrise (taken from Gerst's Flickr account):

An orbital sunrise | Eines Sonnenaufgangs im Orbit

Or some of these others, which have helped grow Gerst's fame as a photographer:

 

 

Or some of these others, which have helped grow Gerst's fame as a photographer:

 

 

In fairness, his predecessor as commander of the space station, A.J. (Drew) Feustel, had a few nice shots as well:

They're not the first astronauts to send photographs like this back to earth of course. But at this moment, it feels like a good time for a reminder: We're all down there somewhere in these photos, living our lives, fighting our battles, chasing our dreams.

But from a few hundred miles away, you can't tell one of us from another.

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