Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS the Middle East. The photo has Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Quatar and Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

Astronaut’s perspective has been said to change consciousness which is called “the Overview Effect.” Gerst’s tweet seems to show a part of this effect.
“I just can’t get it in my head that there is often such a tragic discrepancy between what our planet looks like from above, and what is actually happening in so many places the ground. How would we explain all this to an interplanetary visitor?”

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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