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24 awe-inspiring Instagram pictures of Scott Kelly’s year in space

24 awe-inspiring Instagram pictures of Scott Kelly’s year in space

This is how the Middle East looks from the International Space Station

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since Scott Kelly began his adventure in space (340 days to be exact).

The US astronaut is due to return to Earth later today (1 March 2016), after documenting his work on the International Space Station on social media throughout his trip.

Here, we look back at 20 of his most mind-bogglingly amazing Instagram posts  – and believe us, they were difficult to whittle down!

(Follow Kelly here to see all 771 posts – and counting!)

#EarthArt Autumn releaf. #YearInSpace #autumn #fall #nature #relief #art #Earth #space #spacestation #iss

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

Day 200. Sometimes a little light makes all the difference. #GoodNight from @ISS! #YearInSpace

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

#EarthArt Across the greatest desert – #Sahara. #YearInSpace #desert #earth #art #space #iss #spacestation

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

#EarthArt Across the greatest desert – #Sahara. #YearInSpace #desert #earth #art #space #iss #spacestation

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

#EarthArt #SouthAmerica #YearInSpace

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

#EarthArt #SouthAmerica #YearInSpace

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

#Africa #EarthArt Earth without art is just Eh. #YearInSpace #space #spacestation #iss #earth #art

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

#EarthArt A frame-worthy work of Earth. #YearInSpace #beautiful #Earth #color #natural #art #space #spacestation #iss

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

Cool frozen lake in #Himalayas! #YearInSpace #cool #frozen #lake #space #spacestation #iss #earth

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on

#Andes When you believe, you can move #mountains. Or move over them. #YearInSpace #inspiration #space #spacestation #iss

A photo posted by Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) on