Here's a view you don't get every day:
It was tweeted in January by the commander of the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. He's been making it his job to not only lead Expedition 35 of the ISS but also amass a dazzling collection of images of the Earth from space.
(Here's a full map of his images taken high above locations all over the world)
The "mighty rivers" Hadfield talks about? The Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois. Here's the confluence on a map:
(A nod to The Atlantic Cities for highlighting Hadfield's efforts)
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