For twenty years, I have been looking at the photography of the Earth taken by astronauts in space. There are a few places where the astronauts seem to photograph the most. These places seem to catch the eye. They want to take pictures of them so they can remember and also share those views with those of us on Earth. Those places are the
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Here are sample photos, taken by an astronaut, of each place. What place do you think is the most photogenic? If you were flying over it, which place would just have to snap a picture? Why?
If you want to see more images of each place go to the “Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth” (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov) and under the “Find Photos”, search using the clickable map.
ISS016-E-35589 – The coast along the boarder between