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20/10/2014 08:00 BST | Updated 20/10/2014 08:59 BST

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

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.

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