A NASA astronaut has posted some incredible images of herself in space. One is a close-up selfie and shows off her helmet, while the other was taken in a mirror and visibly shows her outside the International Space Station (ISS) with Earth visible in the background.
Jessica Meir, the astronaut and physiologist featured in the images, is one of six people currently living aboard the ISS. She posted the two images on Twitter on Sunday, casually adding the hashtag #SelfieSunday. In one, we can see what appears to be a sunset or sunrise around the edge of Earth.
To take the pictures, she used a Nikon D5 and 28mm lens, which were housed in protective casing. You can peep a look at it in the second photo, which shows more of her surroundings. Naturally, the unique photos are racking up some traction online.
These are two of a number of photos that have been released of the crew’s latest expeditions, with other images showing Meir during a spacewalk where she was upgrading power systems on the ISS.
You can follow more of Meir’s adventures on her Twitter account.
Photo credit: Jessica Meir and NASA.