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These nighttime photos from the International Space Station look like something out of a horror movie

Working on space can, no doubt, be a breathtaking experience on occasion. But it looks like it can get a little creepy out there sometimes too…

WHILE HIS FIVE colleagues were sleeping, astronaut Alexander Gerst photographed the International Space Station (ISS) at nighttime — and ended up with this enchanting series of images.

Gerst, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut from Germany, is coming to the end of the six-month long Blue Dot Mission — and will return to Earth on 10 November.

He’s been shooting his surroundings while working at ISS — and these pictures are a spooky insight into the research centre after-hours; capturing the silent, floating world of living in space…

Check them out.

Two astronaut suits float quietly in the darkness…


A green, mesmerising hue makes the station look like something out of the movie “Alien”.


A lone astronaut peers up from a door.


Dim blue lights create a captivating scene inside the orbiting ISS.


Where there are a lot of wires…


A normal-looking laptop, on the right, looks like a gentle reminder of every day technology alongside the mind-boggling space-age equipment.

All photos: ESA

Read: Here’s what Dublin looks like from the International Space Station

Read: Here’s why you really should be following the International Space Station online

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