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06/15/2015 05:26 am ET Updated Jun 15, 2015

Astronaut Terry Virts Captured Breathtaking Photos, Video While In Space. Here Are Some Favorites

After spending 200 days on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Terry Virts is now back on Earth.

Space fans will certainly miss Virts’ documentation of life aboard the ISS. The astronaut has gained quite the social media following in recent months thanks to the truly spectacular photographs and videos that he’s captured from his celestial vantage point.

Before arriving back on his home planet last week, Virts took the time to snap a few final pictures of Earth from way up high. They include a particularly stunning one of Egypt’s Great Pyramids of Giza.

Over the last few months, Virts has uploaded dozens upon dozens of photos and videos of the sights both within the ISS -- and the view without.

He’s shown the world what thunderstorms look like from space:

And the sheer beauty of the Earth.

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

Virts also captured breathtaking shots of space:

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

And offered an up close and personal look at his life, from floating dinners to space walks.

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

A photo posted by Terry Virts (@astro_terry) on

Virts was aboard the Soyuz TMA-15M with crewmates Anton Shkaplerov of Russia and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy.

The trio arrived on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Jun. 11.

Check out all of Virts’ awesome photos and video on his Twitter, Instagram and Vine pages.

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