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Astronaut Tweets Out Rad Aerial Picture Of Los Angeles

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Canadian Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has been tweeting out some pretty sweet aerial shots from his perch up on the International Space Station.

He's snapped pictures from above of cities, including Atlanta, NYC, Quebec, Istanbul and San Diego. He also captured Los Angeles on a partly cloudy day, though he couldn't help but quip: "The grey of pavement and dense population is visible from Earth orbit."

But we'd like to point out that those grey patches in the photo correspond with industrial centers, like Commerce, Industry (the U-shape in the upper-right quadrant) and the area around the ports, not places where people actually live. It's such a nice picture, though, so we'll let it slide.