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Otherworldly Earth

The Libyan Desert is often cited as a Mars analogue.

ISS External High-Definition Camera (EHDC) photograph ISS064-E-29444 was acquired on February 5, 2021, with a D4 Electronic Still Camera using a focal length of 56 millimeters. It is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by an externally-mounted camera on the ISS during Expedition 64. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Alex Stoken, Jacobs, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Published December 26, 2021
Data acquired February 5, 2021

ISS > Digital Camera
Astronaut Photography