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EXPLORE EARTH WITH ASTRONAUT TWITTER MAP

Astronauts on the International Space Station are using social media to share beautiful photos of Earth from their unparalleled 220-mile altitude view since they apparently have a lot of free time on their hands. The Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Nova Scotia, Canada has developed a program that organizes their twitter photo posts on to a single interactive map.

The map can pinpoint where their photos were taken over Earth so we land-locked folk can easily find our favorite landmarks, though they haven’t quite gotten around to your mom’s house yet. Follow astronauts Alex Gerst and Reid Wiseman and “cosmonauts” Макс Сураев and Oleg Artemyev as they photo-tweet their way around the globe. Check out the map here.BreVEnBCUAE86U2.jpg-largeBoKD3lOIEAAZ9wG.jpg-large