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An Astronaut Tweets Photos From Space

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Oh, technology.

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi has been at the International Space Station since December and has recently started Tweeting photos of Earth from space. Here are a few, which you can find on Twitpic. Based on the metadata, he's using a Nikon D2Xs and a ridiculous 800mm lens to capture aerials of, for example, Haiti three weeks after the earthquake and noctilucent clouds over Antarctica. He's not the first to Tweet from space, but is definitely the most interesting to follow! The captions, which he Tweets along with the photos, are also enjoyable. "Here's looking at you, kid," he writes while zooming in on Casablanca.

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