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The Inquisitive Astronaut

Don Pettit turns his curiosity—and his camera—loose on board the International Space Station.

Issyk Kul

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Lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan. “When seen from orbit, Issyk Kul appears to be a giant eye, looking at us looking down at it," writes the astronaut. "The snow-covered mountains become aged eyebrows. The lake itself, having a fairly high salt concentration, does not typically freeze over, thus reflecting wintertime light in such a way as to form a 'pupil' that seems to track us as we orbit overhead.”

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