In pictures: the world from space


In Pictures: Views of Earth

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has hit the headlines this week for his incredible Tweets and photographs shot during his five-month stint on board the International Space Station.

The 53-year-old station commander has posted over 1,500 tweets and images showing some of the most remote and most populated corners of the globe and his account, @Cmdr_Hadfield, has gained hundreds of thousands of followers.

The BBC reported that he even received a tweet from Bowie when he posted his rendition of Bowie's song Space Oddity on youtube.

We've collected some of Hadfield's most extraordinary pictures of Earth in our gallery below.

Commander Chris Hadfield's stunning views from space

Commander Chris Hadfield's stunning views from space

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