Image Cache: Australia is lucky. For those in the US, the beauty of winter can be difficult to appreciate when constantly shovelling walkways, scraping ice off cars and tromping through freezing slush. Meanwhile Australians can simply admire that beauty from afar - and now, above as well, far away from the chilly realities of the season. Browse through the cool photos, animations and diagrams in Gizmodo's Image Cache here.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photo from the International Space Station, before an epic blizzard smothered the US East Coast. Faint traces of rivers create subtle veins in the snow, while ridges, roads and cities stand out in sharp contrast.
Top image: Snowy landscapes in an unspecified location. Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly