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Incredible photos of Earth from space

Incredible photos of Earth from space

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The best photos of Earth as shot by the European Space Agency and available on its popular Flickr stream.

While researching the iPhones in space story, I came across an article in the Guardian of London about the incredibly popular Flickr stream of the European Space Agency. Seen by tens of thousands of people, the agency displays photos of the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour, shuttle launches and trainings.

But the most spectacular photos are its shots of Earth. I put together this gallery of the best ESA photos of our home planet, including images of some of the most memorable events of the last two years, such as "snowmaggedon," the Iceland volcano (shown above) and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Enjoy.

Click here to see the Incredible photos of Earth from space photo gallery.

via: Guardian of London

photo: The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland in May 2010. (European Space Agency)

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Laura Shin

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Laura Shin has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times, and is currently a contributor at Forbes. Previously, she worked at Newsweek, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and LearnVest. She holds degrees from Stanford University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure