Astronaut Shares Breathtaking Photo Of The Rocky Mountains From Space

The mountains "are a step too high -- even for the clouds to cross."

01/10/2017 02:56 pm ET | Updated Jan 11, 2017

If for some inexplicable reason you thought the Rocky Mountains weren’t incredible enough, check them out from space.


NASA shared this photo on Tuesday, taken by European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the flight engineer on Expedition 50.

“The Rocky mountains are a step too high – even for the clouds to cross,” Pesquet wrote on Twitter, proving he’s not only an astronaut, but also pretty poetic.

Pesquet has been at the International Space Station — a satellite orbiting Earth — since November, joined by NASA astronaut Peggy Whitsen and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy. If you’re into cool photos from space, it’s definitely worth taking a look at his Flickr account.

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