As the year 2017 is coming to an end, the US space agency has handpicked top 17 photos captured by astronauts aboard International Space Station and several other earth monitoring satellites from space. NASA had tons of breathtaking images of Earth and it was really hard for the scientists to handpick few images from the lot.
Scientists in the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston were made the judges to select the best photos of Earth shot from space in 2017.
While filtering the images, scientists found few irresistible including a brilliant green-and-purple aurora borealis display over Canada; the red, vein-like tributaries of the Betsiboka Estuary in Madagascar; and a glittering web of lights created by large cities like London and Naples, Italy.
Here are Top 17 Pick most stunning images in 2017
Hurricane Jose – Caribbean
Sunrise – Philippine Sea
Namib Desert – Namibia
City Lights – Northeastern USA
Meidob Volcanic Field – Sudan
Aurora Borealis – Canada
Solar Evaporation Ponds – Utah
Betsiboka Estuary – Madagascar
Lake Alakol with Ice – Kazakhstan
City Lights – Northwestern Europe
Big Island – Hawaii
Mount Etna Erupting – Sicily
Cosmoledo Atoll – Seychelles
Checkerboarding – Idaho
Mauna Loa – Hawaii
Naples and Mount Vesuvius at Night – Italy
Fending Off the Wind on the Steppe – Russia
You can get high-resolution of the images along with detailed information here.