When it comes to wide-angle views of our planet, the International Space Station is the place to be. Fortunately, the orbital outpost's residents are only too happy to share. You'll find some recent stunners in our Month in Space Pictures slideshow — and many, many more online.
Here are some of the places to look for pictures from humanity's high frontier:
- Space station galleries: Check out NASA Spaceflight's images and video from every space station expedition. For the most recent pictures, head on over to the Expedition 37 gallery. There's also the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, plus NASA's Earth Observatory and the European Space Agency's website.
- Flickr photostreams:NASA's gallery is prime territory, but don't miss the European Space Agency's photostream, which includes pictures of space-related activities on Earth.
- Facebook: Follow along with NASA, ESA, the Canadian Space Agency, JAXA and Roscosmos, plus space station residents Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano.
- Twitter: Keep a watch on the NASA astronauts in general and Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano in particular.
- Google+: Add NASA, Ron Garan, Fragile Oasis and the European Space Agency to your circles.
- Pinterest:Karen Nyberg rules, of course. But don't miss Fragile Oasis and NASA's Bob Jacobs.
- YouTube: Tune in NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency.
What are your favorite sources for spacey pictures? Feel free to pass along your recommendations in the comment section. And feast your eyes on these bonus space slideshows:
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First published September 30 2013, 5:02 PM