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Karen Nyberg, Minnesota astronaut, shares amazing shots from space [PHOTOS]

Karen L. Nyberg
Karen L. Nyberg

Vining, Minnesota, native Karen Nyberg is currently aboard the International Space Station, and in recent weeks, she's gotten in the habit of snapping pics of Earth from way up high and sharing them on Twitter.

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Nyberg, who is working as a mechanical engineer and as an expert on environmental and thermal controls, even managed to snap a photo of her hometown. You can see some of her best shots below the jump. (And to check out her full profile, click here.)

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Nyberg has been in space since May and will stay up there until early November, so keep tabs on her Twitter feed for more cool shots. She says she's taken all of her photos with a 50mm lens.

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