Fifteen stunning satellite images of earth (15 images)

From tracking wildfires to gathering intelligence on suspect countries, these photos provide detailed images of our planet.

The Tien Shan mountain range is one of the largest continuous mountain ranges in the world, extending approximately 1,550 miles (2,500 kilometers) roughly east-west across Central Asia. This image taken by the Expedition 27 crew aboard the International Space Station provides a view of the central Tien Shan, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of where the borders of China, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan meet. UPI/NASA | License Photo
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