Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Uluru, Australia (Ayers Rock). In 2017, the board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park voted unanimously to end the climb because of the spiritual significance of the site, as well as for safety and environmental reasons.
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in central Australia, and is one of the country’s most recognisable natural landmarks. The monolith is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The remarkable feature of Uluru is its homogeneity and lack of jointing and parting at bedding surfaces, leading to the lack of development of scree slopes and soil.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.