Summer/Winter Solstice Reaches Africa

Summer/Winter Solstice Reaches Africa

Earth from Meteosat-11's POV at 10:00 UTC today. More information at EUMETSAT

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NASA: Patches of Snow on the Red Planet

NASA: Patches of Snow on the Red Planet

In early Martian summer, at the time NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image, the dunes are almost free of their seasonal ice cover.

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Sentinel-3B First Images: Greenland

Sentinel-3B First Images: Greenland

Sentinel-3B's first image over Europe shows the east coast of Greenland at 13:20 UTC.

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Sentinel-3B First Images: Antarctica

Sentinel-3B First Images: Antarctica

Sentinel-3B's very first sight was the sunset over the Weddell Sea, just off the coast of Antarctica.

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A Pale Blue Dot, As Seen by a CubeSat

A Pale Blue Dot, As Seen by a CubeSat

NASA's Voyager 1 took a classic portrait of Earth from several billion miles away in 1990. Now a class of tiny, boxy spacecraft, known as CubeSats, have just taken their own version of a "pale blue dot" image, capturing Earth and its moon in one shot.

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Looking At Kibo In Orbit

Looking At Kibo In Orbit

Kibo was pictured as the International Space Station orbited over the southern Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand.

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Orbital Moonrise Over Newfoundland

Orbital Moonrise Over Newfoundland

The full moon was pictured April 30, 2018 as the International Space Station orbited off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

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Houston As Seen From Orbit The Other Day

Houston As Seen From Orbit The Other Day

Houston, Texas, the home of NASA's Johnson Space Center, and Galveston Bay are pictured from the space station at an altitude of about 250 miles.

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Cuba Seen From Orbit

Cuba Seen From Orbit

This view of Cuba looks from east to west and reaches the cities of Santiago de Cuba on its west coast and Havana on its east coast. The sun's glint is reflected off the Caribbean Sea on Cuba's southern coast.

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Cape Verde Seen From Orbit

Cape Verde Seen From Orbit

A trio of islands that are part of the volcanic ten-island nation of Cape Verde is pictured off the northwestern coast of Africa as the International Space Station orbited over the Atlantic Ocean.

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