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25 April 2016

Have You Seen These Ultra HD Videos of Earth from the ISS?

NASA has released some incredible video in ultra high-definition of Earth. The video was taken from the ISS and it’s as close as you can get to seeing what the crew on the ISS sees. Go to YouTube directly, and look at the video full screen at highest resolution. Here is another:

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8 May 2015

Sub-Tropical Storm Ana Taking on Tropical Storm Characteristics

Pretty cool shot no? NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took that photo on-board the ISS. Here is a view (below) from this afternoon from the NASA Aqua satellite (just a little higher up from the ISS). If the convection can wrap around the center, this system may become mainly a tropical cyclone. It appears to be a hybrid storm as of now. Satellite images this afternoon indicate that it is taking …

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9 February 2015

One of The Most Amazing Cloud Photos Ever

I just spotted this over the weekend, but its been out there for a week or so. It was taken by Astronaut Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) on the ISS. It’s a shot of lightning illuminating the eye-wall of Cyclone Bansi in the Indian Ocean. More from NASA HERE and another view below:

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6 February 2015

City Lights On A Cold Winter Night

Here is an amazing shot from the International Space Station of the U.S. East Coast, from where I live on the Delmarva Peninsula, all the way to Boston.  It was taken a couple of days ago. You can see the Aurora to the north and the approaching sunrise to the east! An even better time-lapse video is linked below: https://vine.co/v/OF6W2K7uDwv

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26 September 2014

Saharan Dust Storm Below Towering Thunderstorms

Here are the particulars of the image, and what you are seeing from NASA Earth Observatory: More dust blows out of the Sahara Desert and into the atmosphere than from any other desert in the world, and more than half of the dust deposited in the ocean lifts off from these arid North African lands. Saharan dust influences the fertility of Atlantic waters and soils in the Americas. It blocks or reflects …

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23 May 2012

SpaceX Successfully Launches Dragon Capsule to ISS

In the wee hours of the morning, SpaceX took a major step forward in private space exploration, launching their Dragon capsule on a mission to dock with the International Space Station. If the mission is successful, it will be the first time a privately owned spacecraft has docked with the ISS. This is a major milestone, and it’s great to hear the joy in people’s voices toward the end of this video. Congratulations SpaceX!

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15 November 2011

Earth at Night and Spirit Rover Time Lapse

Over the last couple of days, I’ve seen two awesome time-lapse videos making the rounds on the internets. Here they are for your viewing pleasure:

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