There's been a lot in the news about space lately, most recently with SpaceX's third Dragon capsule launch to the International Space Station. But some of the most remarkable developments are coming from the Station itself.
In case you've missed it, Station commander Chris Hadfield has been releasing some great images from the aircraft and, perhaps most remarkably of all, they're of our own planet.
Hadfield posts the images on Twitter, the site on which he has almost half a million followers. The images range from the coast of England to the Andes mountains. In Nov. 2012, NASA released a book called "Earth as Art," a compilation of 75 of the images. They have colors adjusted by NASA to depict light not normally visible to humans.
Here are some of Hadfield's most stunning images, including one of the Washington, D.C. area at night released just this week: