Gigglebit: Ireland as seen from the International Space Station

5 Nov 2014182 Views

Astronaut Alexander Gerst works on a "cocktail (that) might include next-generation drugs against multi-resistant bacteria" aboard the International Space Station. Photo via Alexander Gerst's Twitter account

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Today we share a photo of Ireland – home of Siliconrepublic.com – that astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped from aboard the International Space Station. He then shared the photo with his roughly 181,000 followers on Twitter on 2 November, and the image has drawn 634 retweets and 895 Favourites at time of writing.

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What stands out about Gerst’s photo of Ireland from space is the angle – the island appears to have been flipped onto its right side, with counties Cork and Kerry at the top left.

Tina Costanza has held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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