9/11 as seen from space and other out of this world photographs
Astronauts capture the Earth in extraordinary hi-res clarity
The outstanding photographs taken in space by orbiting Space Shuttle astronauts and those aboard the International Space Station show our planet in a new light.
Countries and continents are captured in hi-res clarity, with cities and natural wonders brought into sharp focus. Weather and atmospheric phenomenons appear in extraordinary and sometimes alarming detail. And beyond our world, the sun and the moon are revealed in magnificent close-up.
Click through the gallery to launch a spectacular collection of photographs taken out of this world.