Screengrab via stationcdrkelly/Instagram

Does this astronaut’s Instagram look like a vagina?

'Welcome to Earthgina.'


Myles Tanzer

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 22, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 12:41 pm CDT

Veteran Astronaut Scott Kelly is currently living in the International Space Station for a year-long mission. Kelly is an American hero many times over, a genius, and a retired Navy captain. What’s not to love?

During this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama tipped his hat to Kelly, who was in attendance, telling him, “Good luck, captain—and make sure to Instagram it.” Kelly has honored Obama’s request and posts daily space shots to his account, stationcdrkelly

But today, Kelly has did the most American thing ever. He posted a kooky photo that may or not depict what one commenter calls an “earthgina”:

Soon after posting the colorful shot, Kelly’s comments were flooded with people asking what was up. While most of the commenters were disgusted with the image, one follower asked an important question: “Is it a reflection in the window of your naked body?”

While the possibility of space nudes are exciting, it’s probably a pink sand beach. Or maybe it’s a nude! But probably not.

The phenomenon of earth formations resembling female genitalia is as old as the Paleolithic Age. Take a look at this cliffside that got a Reddit user banned from the environmental photography subreddit r/earthporn:  

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There was also this popular Flickr upload, automatically set as the wallpaper on one Android user’s phone:

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Fleshy! Godspeed Astronaut Kelly, and please, do not stop Instagramming.

Screengrab via stationcdrkelly/Instagram

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*First Published: Jun 22, 2015, 5:05 pm CDT