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Breathtaking Space Photographs Taken By Astronaut Scott Kelly

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On March 27, 2015, NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly and Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornieko arrived at the International Space Station for a 340-day mission. The mission’s goal was to study how the human body adapts to weightlessness, isolation, radiation, and stress of long duration spaceflights. The experiments conducted are also a preparation for future space explorations, including missions to Mars.

NASA recently published a series of breathtaking images entitled “Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly”. While doing some research and investigations, Astronaut Scott Kelly took time to snap beautiful photographs above the earth’s surface. He spotted colorful northern lights, horrifying hurricane Patricia approaching Mexico, incredible formations of water and clouds, and amazing city lights.

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

Source: Best Year in Space Photographs from Scott Kelly | NASA

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