Think you know the Bahamas from the Himalayas? It gets a whole lot harder from 250 miles above Earth. Test yourself and see.

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Scott Kelly returns home today after (almost) a whole year in space, and one of the best parts of that year was his stunning—but often baffling—photographs of Earth from the space station.

We’ve assembled a few of his most confusing earth shots for you to try your hand at guessing the locales. The locations are all listed below (in no specific order) and you can see the answer by pulling back the slider. Begin!

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Locations:

  • The Sahara
  • The Alps
  • Aleutian Island Volcano
  • The Himalayas
  • The Bahamas
  • Mount Fuji
  • The Colorado Rockies
  • Washington, DC
  • Tokyo, Japan

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All images taken by Scott Kelly / NASA


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