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Astronaut Tweets Jaw-dropping Photos Of Australia From Space

Pretty pleased with your Twitter skills? Think you know your way around the sharp end of 140 characters of wit, culture and interest?

Prepare to take a humbling.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly treated his Earth-bound followers to a spectacular show of Australia from above. A really, really long way above.

While the resulting snaps appear to be of an alien world, filled with strange and deadly creatures and an intelligible race - it is in fact Australia.

We were going to make a cruel joke there, but we'll let you join the dots.

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