If you've ever used Google Maps before, then you've likely seen a photo of Minnesota from space.

Those aerial shots, according to Quora.com, come from a combination of airplane camera and satellite images.

What you've probably not seen before -- unless you're a huge NASA nerd -- are photos of Minnesota taken from the International Space Station. NASA has a website called Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth that's basically a huge online catalog of photos taken from the ISS.

A quick search of Minnesota showed dozens of results; here are just a few of them:

Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center via https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

OTTER TAIL RIVERSUNGLINTLAKES

Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center via https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAULAIRPORT

Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center via https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL AT NIGHT

Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center via https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

MILLE LACS L.AGR.ROADSL.

Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center via https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

MILLE LACS LAKENORTH ENDICE

Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center via https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

MILLE LACS LAKES. E. SIDEICE

To see more photos of Minnesota from the ISS, visit here.

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