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Astronaut shares amazing pictures of NZ

A German astronaut has taken amazing photos from New Zealand from the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst, who works for…

A German astronaut has taken amazing photos from New Zealand from the International Space Station.

Alexander Gerst, who works for the European Space Agency, published incredible pictures of New Zealand’s southern island, including a picturesque view of the southern Alps, on Facebook.

The astronaut has a close relationship with our beautiful country when studying for his master’s degree in basic science at Victoria University in Wellington 2001-2003.

He studied his master’s thesis and developed a volcanic monitoring technique that could improve the forecasts for volcanic eruptions, published in Science Magazine .

 The astronaut is closely linked to our beautiful country when studying a master's degree in basic science at the Victoria University of Wellington from 2001 to 2003. Photo / Alexander Gerst, ESA The astronaut has a close relationship with our beautiful country when studying A Master’s Degree of Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington from 2001 to 2003. Photo / Alexander Gerst, ESA

“It was in this amazing country that I first learned what it means to travel beyond my horizons and how to see the world with open eyes, “Gerst wrote in the Facebook post.

The astronaut has previously taken amazing pictures from New Zealand, including Mt Ruapehu, where he spent a lot of time studying volcanoes.

Gerst’s Instagram is full of incredible images from around the world, including the Chuquicamata copper mine in the Atacama Desert and Great Salt Lake in Utah.

 A picturesque view of the southern Alps. Foto / Alexander Gerst, ESA

A picturesque view of the southern Alps. Foto / Alexander Gerst, ESA

In August, the astronaut made headlines as he punched a hole in the international space station with his finger.

During a live feed from ISS, Nasa said: “Just now, Alex has caught my finger and I do not think it’s the best solution for it. “

Nasa confirmed the problem and said that it consisted of a” minute pressure seal “and that the crew was about to repair the damage.

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