The astronauts aboard the International Space Statione thrilled us with incredible pictures of our planet seen from space. To end the year 2020 on a positive note, the NASA has indeed published this selection of pictures taken by the hosts of the Station.
Beyond the beauty of these contemplative images, the space agency also had another goal: that of raising awareness of the urgency of taking action to protect the Earth and its fragile environments. Fires, pollution, rising waters, floods…so many phenomena that these images reveal and document with precision and that should challenge us. As Thomas Pesquet said after his experience in orbit, looking down on the Earth can make us aware of its fragility and the sometimes disastrous action of man on nature.