Past And Future Collide In This Gorgeous ISS Photo Of Athens

Past And Future Collide In This Gorgeous ISS Photo Of Athens

This web of lights is one of the most ancient cities in the world, seen from 400km above the Earth. Athens, Greece, is the ancient home of Plato and Aristotle, but in this photo taken from the International Space Station, it’s a sprawling modern metropolis.

Cosmonaut Sergey Volkov posted this image from his Twitter account yesterday.

Image credit: Sergey Volkov/NASA/Roscosmos.