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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Photos From Space Are Out-Of-This-World Good [VIDEO]

Apr 12, 2013 03:30 PM EDT

While there is undoubtedly some serious research going on at the International Space Station, the astronauts in orbit like to have a bit of fun as well.

Mashable recently posted an album of really spectacular photos from Chris Hadfield, the 53-year-old Canadian commander of the spaces station. The images he's snapped from the space station as it orbits Earth are worth a look.

Some of the highlights include a tiny blip of moon rising over the Earth, a clearly visible border between Israel and Egypt, an overhead view of Pyongyang, North Korea, and an early morning shot of New York City with downtown Manhattan's skyscrapers casting a remarkable shadow on the water.

Hadfield's images often go viral, thanks to his son Evan, who often reaches out to the media to promote his dad's awesome photos.

Commander Hadfield is a popular online presence, with nearly 650,000 Twitter followers. A video he posted recently about what happens when you cry in zero gravity was also hugely popular.

We might expect a few more good images from Hadfield as he orbits Earth from 230 miles above. He is scheduled to be at the space station until May.

You can follow Hadfield and check out more of his photos here

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