You can very clearly see Birmingham City Centre on one of the images.
An image of the Earth at night from space is available here
. In particular note:
1) The Nile
2) North Korea compared with South Korea
3) Israel compared with its neighbours
4) The developed world compared to the less developed world
On the subject of space - one of the best things Obama did was to cancel Bush's bizarre Constellation Program. I never quite understood the purpose of sending men to Mars...
Why not? We made many advances from going to the moon that we could never have predicted or would otherwise have taken a lot longer to happen.