If you follow one new account on Flickr this week, make it this one. The photostream from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland is, quite literally, out of this world. Here are 15 of the most astonishing images they’ve captured from their network of satellites. These pictures evoke a whole new kind of wanderlust…

1. Denali, North America’s highest peak, captured from above to mark its new name

Denali, Alaska, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

2. Patterns made by vegetation, algae and deep water in Lake Mackay, Australia

15464431618_4077c62d91_kImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

3. The red roofs of Venice, protected within the lagoon

Venice, Italy, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

4. Phoenix, Arizona, seen in impressive detail from space

Phoenix, Arizona, AerialImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

5. Sao Simao Reservoir, Brazil, the 300,000th image of Earth sent from the International Space Station

Sao Simao Reservoir, Brazil, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

6. The bright lights of Tokyo contrast with the darkness of Tokyo bay

Tokyo at night, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

7. Turrialba volcano smokes in Costa Rica

Turrialba volcano smokes in Costa Rica, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

8. Phytoplankton communities and sea ice swirl in the North Atlantic

Phytoplankton and sea ice in the North Atlantic, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

9. A false-color image brings life to Algeria’s Star Dunes

Algeria's Star Dunes, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

10. The Paraná River and its tributaries snake across northern Argentina

Paraná River Floodplain, Northern Argentina, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

11. The partial 2015 solar eclipse casts a shadow over clouds in the Arctic Ocean

Shadow of the partial 2015 solar eclipse over clouds in the Arctic Ocean, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

12. Seaweed farms form patterns around Sisan Island in South Korea

Seaweed Farms in South Korea, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

13. Snow brings a chilly start to the year over the Great Lakes

Great Lakes, aerial, USA, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

14. Intricate patterns cover Lac de Mbakaou, Cameroon

Lac de Mbakaou, Cameroon Image by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

15. The Fraser River flows out to sea through Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, Canada, NASAImage by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr (CC license)

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