Astronauts aboard International Space Station (ISS) are far from home on this festive season but still they are not missing any chance to mesmerise people on Earth. As a gift to space enthusiasts, they are sending stunning photos of our planet captured from space.
Now, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard ISS for last 40 days has shared an incredible view of Andes just after the Christmas. He has shared the image on microblogging website Twitter.
While tweeting he said, “The Andes have a lot of brown and grey, but also hints of red, blue and green: the whole palette. #Proxima”.
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) December 27, 2016
The Andes or Andean Mountains are the longest continental mountain range in the world. They are a continuous range of highlands along the western edge of South America. This range is about 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, about 200 to 700 km (120 to 430 mi) wide, and of an average height of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft).
The stunning image shows brown and grey coloured mountains with some hints of red and blue colour that is a delight to watch.
Moreover, Thomas Pesquet (born 27 February 1978) is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, and European Space Agency astronaut. Pesquet was selected by ESA as a candidate in May 2009, and he successfully completed his basic training in November 2010. From 19 November 2016, Pesquet is part of the International Space Station as a crew member for Expedition 50 and Expedition 51.