You see the amazing frozen vortexes of the Dnieper River heading for the Black Sea. ESA astronaut Tom Peske from Expedition 50 received this photo on February 9, 2017 from the International Space Station. He signed: “Winter landscapes seem like something magical at the height of the ISS. Before you is a river to the north of Kiev, which reminds me of pictures by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. ”
Every day, the ISS performs 16 orbits around the Earth, allowing crew members to conduct important research and experiments. Their work not only improves life on Earth, but also allows humanity to move deeper into space in the future. Astronauts take pictures of the Earth from a unique observation point, towering over the planet at an altitude of 200 miles. This allows you to track changes in the Earth: the growth of cities, technological transformations and natural dynamic events (volcanic eruptions or hurricanes).