Winter at the lake
Today, astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station. Hadfield came aboard the ISS in mid-December (part of Expedition 34), and relieves NASA Commander Kevin Ford. From high above Earth, Hadfield and his Expedition 35 crew continue to work on various health experiments (PDF), tech tests, and spacewalks.
In this photo, the solar panels of the ISS provide a techie contrast to this stunning image of Lake Baikal in the Siberia region of Russia. The 5,387-foot deep lake formed around 25 million years ago, which makes it the world's deepest and oldest lake on Earth.
March 13, 2013 9:38 AM PDT
Photo by: Chris Hadfield, NASA, CSA
| Caption by: Christopher MacManus
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