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By M Ferguson | Commander Chris Hadfield inspired me with his photos from the International Space Station. I am so thrilled that succeeding missions to the ISS have kept up this document of Earth's beauty. These are perfect examples of abstract natural art, collected by the citizen scientists of the ISS.

#Peru, your #Andes mountains always impress! #YearInSpace http://t.co/FK33eoWiIe

#EarthArt Clouds adrift an emerald valley in #China create cool contrast from 250 miles above. #YearInSpace http://t.co/wTKX8WekMk

#EarthArt The color psychology of orange is optimistic. From my view things are looking up down there. #YearInSpace http://t.co/RUudlFgboh

#EarthArt. There are many geology lessons in this image. #YearInSpace http://t.co/PonE7wAqxT

#GoodMorning #Australia! It's been a while. Looks like you've had some rain in the #Outback. #YearInSpace http://t.co/LZRtkY8LAV

#MondayMotivation There's something beautiful over every mountain. #YearInSpace http://t.co/svbKxUNwYf

#EarthArt Still waters run deep. #YearInSpace http://t.co/CusVmIoh2W

The thing about abstract #art: it appears not of this world. The thing about #EarthArt: it is our world. #YearInSpace http://t.co/b5Jnt8k7ze

#GoodMorning #Earth! Sometimes you appear as an island in space. #YearInSpace http://t.co/nlGbn3CKMW

#EarthArt This desert reminds me of the textured walls of the 70s. Anyone else remember this? #YearInSpace http://t.co/ZPz57cen28

#MondayMotivation Not all Monday blues are bad when you change your perspective. #YearInSpace http://t.co/XvnDsGzGRT

#Himalayas in #EarthArt form look a bit like funnel cake. #YearInSpace http://t.co/wyJwnAxXDO

It looks like the great pyramids were built to face the golf course. #YearInSpace http://t.co/kYA6NVl3fV

Ships in line thru Suez Canal. We got ships in line too. Progress & #HTV5 headed to @space_station soon! #YearInSpace http://t.co/I4J92z4K92

#EarthArt Perfectly Patagonia and wall worthy. #YearInSpace http://t.co/Ui6RN3oKnB

The #African #Desert burns bright this #Sunday morning. #YearInSpace http://t.co/RP7WiScv9J

Woke up to the snows of #Kiliminjaro. #GoodMorning from @Space_Station http://t.co/pWceK03f9G

#EarthArt Grainy, veiny but mainly amazing. #YearInSpace http://t.co/Dtlbfe5Qjk

Sun's reflection striking gold in #US heartland today. #YearInSpace http://t.co/G2YfqR2PTz

#MakeLifeBetterin3Words It's our world! #EarthArt http://t.co/jQ3T1R425w

#EarthArt Looks like Earth replicated Michelangelo's famous fresco. #YearInSpace http://t.co/28UdfEC00s

#EarthArt The analogy of onion layers should be replaced with Earth. #YearInSpace http://t.co/IQq0lUEyFD

Looking down on #Earth, our nerve center. Good morning from the @space_station! #YearInSpace http://t.co/kzU3eIoFEX

#RedSea. I'd sure like to jump into you this morning. #YearInSpace http://t.co/5BZN22SGlR