<p>On March 2, 2016, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160302-astronaut-scott-kelly-return-year-space-pictures-science/">returned</a> after a 340-day mission on the International Space Station. Before going to sleep on his final night in space, he posted this image of Earth <a href="https://twitter.com/StationCDRKelly/status/704477416643698689">on Twitter</a>.</p>

Homeward Bound

On March 2, 2016, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly returned after a 340-day mission on the International Space Station. Before going to sleep on his final night in space, he posted this image of Earth on Twitter.

Photograph by Scott Kelly, NASA

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