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Astronaut takes space shot of Channel Islands

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An astronaut has posted a picture of the Channel Islands from the comfort of the International Space Station.

Thomas Pesquet, a European Space Agency astronaut, shared the photograph with his followers on social media.

He is currently on a six-month mission to the International Space Station.

Thomas works as a flight engineer for Expeditions 50 and 51.

His shuttle launched in November 2016 and is due to return in May 2017.

He previously worked as an aerospace engineer, and is also an airline pilot for Air France.