New High Resolution Imagery of Comet 67P/C-G

New High Resolution Imagery of Comet 67P/C-G

A four-image NAVCAM montage comprises images taken on 18 October from a distance of 9.8 km from the centre of comet 67P/C-G - about 7.8 km from the surface.

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Phytoplankton Blooms in the Bering Sea As Seen From Orbit

Phytoplankton Blooms in the Bering Sea As Seen From Orbit

Large blooms of phytoplankton (likely coccolithophores) surrounded the 51-kilometer-long St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea on October 8, 2014 when the above Aqua-MODIS image was collected.

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Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau As Seen From the ISS

Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau As Seen From the ISS

ESA astronaut, Andre Kuipers took some stunning views of Earth during his mission, PromISSe.

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Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer a Window to the Early Universe

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer a Window to the Early Universe

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

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The Death Throes of NGC 6302

The Death Throes of NGC 6302

Many celestial objects are beautiful - swirling spiral galaxies or glittering clusters of stars are notable examples.

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The Himalayas, Nepal, and India as Seen From Space

The Himalayas, Nepal, and India as Seen From Space

This MERIS (MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) false colour image spectacularly shows the contrast between the snow covered mountain tops of the southern Himalaya of Nepal and the plains of Northern India.

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Astronaut Alexander Gerst Works in Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst Works in Space

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, Expedition 41 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues on the International Space Station.

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Boulder Cheops on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Boulder Cheops on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

The scientific imaging system OSIRIS on board ESA's spacecraft Rosetta has caught a spectacular glimpse of one of the many boulders that cover the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Dust Storm Over The Persian Gulf As Seen From Space

Dust Storm Over The Persian Gulf As Seen From Space

This panorama view, photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station, shows tan-colored dust of a major dust storm obscuring the Persian Gulf and the its northern shoreline.

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Space Station Illuminated by Europe at Night

Space Station Illuminated by Europe at Night

One of the Expedition 41 crew members aboard the International Space Station, flying at an altitude of 220 nautical miles, photographed this night panorama of parts of Europe on Oct. 1, 2014.

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