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New York. Earth from Space

New York. Earth from Space

It is one of the most attractive and suggestive cities in the world, and from space it is still just as impressive, or more. New York City looks this spectacular from the International Space Station (ISS), which revolves around our planet once every 90 minutes. The photo was taken on March 23, 2013.

Those responsible for this magnificent snapshot of the Big Apple were members of NASA Expedition 35. It was made up of astronauts Tom Marshburn, Chris Hadfield, Pavel Vinogradov, Alexander Misurkin, Chris Cassidy and Roman Romanenko.

In the image you can see the island of Manhattan, which covers a large part of the image. Central Park appears just to the left of the central part of the photograph. Before our eyes appears a large city composed of its millions of lights.

It is not the first time that New York City has been the subject of attention by the International Space Station. NASA was also photographing and filming after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. At the time the ISS was flying over New York, the three astronauts of Expedition 3 were able to appreciate the large columns of smoke that arose from the Twin Towers from the World Trade Center. Astronaut Frank Culbertson, commander of the expedition, was responsible for filming from the space almost 13 minutes of the most serious attack the United States has suffered.

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