Studying Earth From Space Using An Ancient map

Studying Earth From Space Using An Ancient map

@astro_timpeake A copy of one of the oldest maps in Britain, now exploring the newest frontier here in space #mappamundi

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African Water-Carved Valley Seen From Space

African Water-Carved Valley Seen From Space

"A valley in Africa. Magnificent. The #StoryOfWater." - Kjell Lindgren

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Orbital View of Sea Ice and Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk

Orbital View of Sea Ice and Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of cloud streets and sea ice in the Sea of Okhotsk on Feb. 8, 2016.

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An African Desert Viewed From Space

An African Desert Viewed From Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this beige desert image as the International Space Station passed over Africa.

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Viewing The Seas Around The Bahamas From Orbit

Viewing The Seas Around The Bahamas From Orbit

In orbit around the Earth on board the International Space Station NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this blue water image in his "Earth Art" series and tweeted it out with this message: " A splash of #EarthArt over the #Bahamas! #YearInSpace ".

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Canadian Aurora Seen From Above

Canadian Aurora Seen From Above

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this aurora image over Canada on Jan. 21, 2016 with the message: ""O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies. You were beautiful this morning! #YearInSpace"

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Astronaut Mitchell Dies Exactly 45 Years After His Moon Walk

Astronaut Mitchell Dies Exactly 45 Years After His Moon Walk

Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell died yesterday. Coincidentally, on 5 Feb. 1971, Mitchell, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission, stands by the deployed U.S. flag on the lunar surface during the early moments of the first extravehicular activity of the mission.

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Successful Deployment of University Satellites From Space Station

Successful Deployment of University Satellites From Space Station

Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA captured this photo on Jan. 29, 2016 from the International Space Station, as the robotic arm in Japan's Kibo laboratory successfully deployed two combined satellites from Texas universities.

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Washington DC Viewed From Orbit

Washington DC Viewed From Orbit

@StationCDRKelly Had a great view of #WashingtonDC yesterday morning! #YearInSpace

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NASA Observes Day of Remembrance

NASA Observes Day of Remembrance

As part of NASA's Day of Remembrance on the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident, Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Arlington National Cemetery.

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