Never stingy in sublime shots, Thomas Pesquet shares his findings with us on Twitter on a daily basis. Lately, he managed to capture a sandstorm as seen from the International Space Station. An impressive meteorological phenomenon that he had never seen from space before. It is now done!
Perched above the Earth aboard the International Space Station, Thomas Pesquet is far from lacking in occupation. Between scientific experiments and maintenance operations, his daily life is already busy. Especially since he also does not hesitate to carry out communication operations in orbit, as for the single from Coldplay or the upcoming film Kaamelott. Thomas Pesquet is indeed active on all fronts.
On the sidelines of all this, the French astronaut also spends a lot of time taking exceptional pictures of our good old planet. Thomas Pesquet, for example, gave us a nice glimpse of Brittany seen from the ISS. Recently, it is a sandstorm raging on the Persian Gulf that the astronaut has immortalized. Two fabulous shots to discover above and at the end of the article.
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Photo reveals sandstorm of several megatons
“I had never seen one from space. I wonder how many tonnes of sand it has moved, and over what distance: a Météo France idea? “ Thomas Pesquet said in the caption of his tweet, not hesitating to question the French meteorological service. Who hastened to answer him. “We estimate that the plume (see animation) represents several mega-tons of desert dust moving over a few thousand kilometers”, developed Météo France.
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Quite recently, Thomas Pesquet was still very proactive by sharing many pictures. In this case, we could admire the Red Sea and its striking resemblance to a very famous emoji. The astronaut also shared a snapshot of Seine-Maritime, a land in which the previous generation of his family had taken up residence. You can view these Earthly finds below.
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) June 29, 2021
Seine-Maritime! It is in the triangle formed by Dieppe, Rouen and Le Havre that 95% of my family lived in the previous generation … we have since scattered a little further in #France, abroad… and beyond;) #Normandie. #MissionAlpha https://t.co/FamHvcCgUu pic.twitter.com/JNr7fe3fqo
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) June 28, 2021
✌ I’ve always found the Red Sea to look like this emoji when hovered over it, what do you say? ✌
✌ I always think the Red Sea looks like this emoji when we fly over it ✌ #MissionAlpha #EarthFromSpace pic.twitter.com/4NAh16ZJua
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) June 30, 2021