And we have kickoff! As the fever of the 2014 FIFA World Cup takes over the world, NASA has shared images of all of the participating countries from space. And it shows that no matter what team you’re cheering for, our entire Earth is a darn beautiful place.
We’ve posted some of our favorite art-like shots below, and as a bonus, we’ve added a video and Twitter picture of astronauts playing soccer/football on the International Space Station a few days ago.
To collect the complete set of country pictures, head over to NASA’s Flickr album. And best of luck to all the teams!
— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) June 12, 2014