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Incredible Photos Taken From ISS By Alex Gerst Are Quite Simply, Breathtaking

20/10/2014 12:00 BST | Updated 20/10/2014 12:59 BST

Ever since Chris Hadfield brought cruising in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to the social media age, astronauts have had a tough time impressing up.

Step forward, Alexander Gerst, currently orbiting the Earth at a rather scenic 420 km which allows him to take photos like this...

Pretty impressive, no?

Here's a selection of his finest photos so far.

Postcards from the ISS