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Art from space - The view from above

A famous sight from orbit: the red muddy waters of the Betsiboka river flowing in the Majunga bay, on the northwestern coast of Madagascar, as seen from low-Earth orbit by ESA astronaut Jean-Pierre Haigneré, from France, during his record-breaking "Perseus" mission to Russia's Mir space station, in 1999. (ESA/CNES - J-P. Haigneré)

Art from space - The view from above

Is it abstract art? No. These mesmerizing images were the product of

science. Shot by French astronauts on missions to the International

Space Station, they remind us of what a strange and beautiful planet we

live on.