Twin Tropical Cyclones As Seen From Space

Twin Tropical Cyclones As Seen From Space

In January 2015, two tropical cyclones-- Diamondra and Eunice--swirled over the central Indian Ocean.

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A Hubble Sweep of the Dust Filaments of NGC 4217

A Hubble Sweep of the Dust Filaments of NGC 4217

In this image the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope takes a close look at the spiral galaxy NGC 4217, located 60 million light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is seen almost perfectly edge on and is a perfect candidate for studying the nature of extraplanar dust structures -- the patterns of gas and dust above and below the plane on the galaxy, seen here as brown wisps coming off NGC 4217.

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Chinese Meteorological Satellite FY-2G Sends Back Imagery

Chinese Meteorological Satellite FY-2G Sends Back Imagery

The Chinese Meteorological Satellite FY-2G was launched on 31 December 2014 from Xichang Launch Center in Sichuan Province.

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NASA: Night Time View of the Blizzard of 2015

NASA: Night Time View of the Blizzard of 2015

A combination of the day-night band and high resolution infrared imagery from the Suomi NPP satellite shows the historic blizzard near peak intensity as it moves over the New York through Boston Metropolitan areas at 06:45Z (1:45 am EST) on January 27, 2015. The night time lights of the region are blurred by the high cloud tops associated with the most intense parts of the storm.

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Another Visitor for Comet 67P

Another Visitor for Comet 67P

A number of Rosetta images of comet 67P were released today. One in particular was dramatic and included a scale bar. We began to wonder what it would be like if something familiar were to visit.

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Shades of Blue in the Himalayas As Seen From Space

Shades of Blue in the Himalayas As Seen From Space

Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha Shades of blue in the #Himalaya. Sfumature di blu nell'Himalaya. #ColorsOfTheEarth

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Looking Into The Lighting-Lit Heart of Bansi From Space

Looking Into The Lighting-Lit Heart of Bansi From Space

Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha And a look from above into the eye of the cyclone! E uno sguardo dall'alto nell'occhio del ciclone. #Bansi

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Soyuz TMA-15M and Progress 57 Docked to the Space Station

Soyuz TMA-15M and Progress 57 Docked to the Space Station

Soyuz TMA-15M and Progress 57 are shown attached to the International Space Station in January 2015.

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Hanging Out in The Space Station Cupola

Hanging Out in The Space Station Cupola

US Astronaut Barry Wilmore, Commander of Expedition 42 aboard the International Space Station (ISS) looks out of the Cupola viewing station taking in the sights of the blue orb of Earth while on a break from science and maintenance duties.

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View From Orbit: New Caledonia Sparkles

View From Orbit: New Caledonia Sparkles

@OlegMKS: Новая Каледония #МКС (New Caledonia #ISS) #BlueDot Larger image

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