Like many others, I find the holidays stressful (and also wonderful and great but also stressful). Because I am a big nerd, one of my favourite ways to destress is to listen to calming music while looking at photos of Earth from space. I find it calming, and it puts things in perspective. So, here is some calming music by Erik Satie from YouTube, followed by lots and lots of photographs from space.
The following were taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg:
And here are some from astronaut Chris Hadfield:
…I feel calmer just from making this post.
There are thousands (maybe millions) of similarly amazing photos from these astronauts and several others, but I can’t post them all here. If you want more, I’d recommend checking out the twitter feeds of the astronauts recently or currently in space: Chris Hadfield, Karen Nyberg, Luca Parmitano, Mike Hopkins, Rick Mastracchio, and Koichi Wakata.
I’ll leave you with my favourite photograph of all time, Earthrise:
I hope you have a happy, low-stress, and space-filled holiday season!