The International Space Station (ISS) orbits our planet 15.5 times each day. Along its travels, the ISS has captured some stunning images showing Earth's sprawling surface from above.

The stunning symmetry of centre pivot irrigation in Texas could be seen from the International Space Station in November.

Astronauts used composite images to create this photo of the Atacama Desert, Chile, in March 2016. The desert covers a 620-mile (1,000km) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world.



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