Picture of the Day: Europe at Night

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Expedition 30 crew members on board the International Space Station took this picture of northern Europe as it appeared from space on January 22, 2012. Cities in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany are visible at the bottom of the image. On the left, partially obscured by the station's solar array panels, are the British Isles. Far off in the distance on the right-hand side of the picture are some cities in Norway and Sweden. The six current crew members are scheduled to return to Earth this spring, with half arriving in March and the other half in May.

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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