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Astronaut tweets beautiful photo of Michigan, Great Lakes from space

 

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American astronaut Karen Nybeg tweeted this Aug. 23 photo of Michigan and the Great Lakes from aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 13. (Courtesy Photo | Karen L. Nyberg)

 

Pictures of Michigan from space never get old, do they?

Last Sunday, Oct. 13, American astronaut Karen Nyberg tweeted this excellent photograph of the Great Lakes taken on Aug. 23 from her vantage point orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station.

She posted the image on Twitter about 4:40 p.m., generating a cascade of re-tweets. As spectacular photos are wont to do, the image has spent the meantime making rounds on Facebook and other social media platforms.

The image shows four of the five Great Lakes. The sun

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Beautiful from space, even more beautiful from the ground - except for a certain 134 square miles. Also the longest shoreline in the lower 48 (3,288 miles (5,292 km) and the most lighthouses, over 150. Circumnavigating and touring the lighthouses is a great trip.

Nicknames for residents:

Michigander, Michiganian, Yoopers (for those in the Upper Peninsula), Trolls (those in the Lower Peninsula - below the Mackinac Bridge.)

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I thought for a moment I say DocM waving at us. :)

 

Nice picture. :)

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It's fake... That's not Michigan and the Great Lakes. The shapes are all wrong man :)

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beautiful pic, but they cut lake Superior and the U.P. out of the shot... still a nice shot though

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It's fake... That's not Michigan and the Great Lakes. The shapes are all wrong man :)

 

It is not fake... you go to Google Maps and look at Michigan and see the shape that is same as shown above.

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You cannot escape Twitter, not even in space  :wacko:

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It is not fake... you go to Google Maps and look at Michigan and see the shape that is same as shown above.

 

I wasn't being serious...

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So internet connectivity in space heh..

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It is not fake... you go to Google Maps and look at Michigan and see the shape that is same as shown above.

 

I don't know, the pixels are still wrong.

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I don't know, the pixels are still wrong.

 

Look at the water.. 

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