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From Space, Earth Looks Sickly And Fragile, Astronaut Says

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CORRECTS NUMBER OF DAYS TO 383, NOT 382 - This July 12, 2015 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Scott Kelly poses for a selfie photo in the "Cupola" of the International Space Station. On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, Kelly broke the U.S. record for the most time spent in space Friday _ 383 days. (Scott Kelly/NASA via AP)
CORRECTS NUMBER OF DAYS TO 383, NOT 382 - This July 12, 2015 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Scott Kelly poses for a selfie photo in the "Cupola" of the International Space Station. On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, Kelly broke the U.S. record for the most time spent in space Friday _ 383 days. (Scott Kelly/NASA via AP)

The following is an excerpt from Chris D'Angelo | February 13, 2016 | Huffingtonpost.com |

Nearing the end of a yearlong mission in space, American astronaut Scott Kelly gave Mother Earth a diagnosis based on what he's seen from his vantage point 250 miles above the blue planet.

In short, areas of the planet look sickly and its fragile atmosphere must be taken care of.

Kelly's comments came during a recent satellite interview with CNN, in which the network's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, asked the astronaut to describe the health of the planet as if he were looking at a human body.

Certain areas, specifically parts of Asia and Central America, Kelly said, are covered in a "haze of pollution" and "look kind of sick."

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