The Colors of Orbit

The Colors of Orbit

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took these images from the International Space Station during her six-month mission.

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North African Desert Seen From Space

North African Desert Seen From Space

This huge Desert in northern Africa is an image tweeted by NASA astronaut Terry Virts on Feb. 11, 2015 from the International Space Station

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Strange Reflections in a Space Station Window

Strange Reflections in a Space Station Window

US Astronaut Terry Virts flight engineer of Expedition 42 on the International Space Station is in the multi windowed Cupola on Dec. 2, 2014 and has the rising sun in view while over Siberia.

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Cuban Waters Seen From Orbit

Cuban Waters Seen From Orbit

NASA Astronaut Terry Virts on the International Space Station tweeted this sunny day Caribbean image out.

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Ulan Bator, Mongolia As Seen From Orbit

Ulan Bator, Mongolia As Seen From Orbit

The Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator is captured in this image from the Landsat-8 satellite.

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Topaz Solar Farm Seen From Orbit

Topaz Solar Farm Seen From Orbit

Nine million cadmium telluride solar modules now cover part of Carrizo Plain in southern California.

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Vanguard Satellite Launched On This Date in 1958

Vanguard Satellite Launched On This Date in 1958

This image shows one of the Vanguard satellites being checked out at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1958.

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Three Cyclones Seen From Space

Three Cyclones Seen From Space

Composite image of tropical cyclones Olwyn, Nathan, Bavi and Pam, generated at 12:00 UTC on 12 March 2015.

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A Grand Extravaganza of New Stars

A Grand Extravaganza of New Stars

This dramatic landscape in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar) is a treasure trove of celestial objects.

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Mars Polar Ocean

Mars Polar Ocean

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet's atmosphere.

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