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International Space Station  The International Space Station is a collaboration of 15 nations working together to operate a world-class, state-of-the-art orbiting laboratory.

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel (@astro_feustel) conducts science operations using the Multi-Use Variable-G Platform that enables research into smaller and microscopic organisms.

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The sun's glint highlights the waters surrounding the island and peninsula nations of Cuba, New Zealand, Japan and Greece.
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NASA astronaut Scott Tingle tends to plants grown inside the VEGGIE facility in support of space botany research. He harvested and photographed plants for the APEX-06 study today. The botanical samples collected from the VEGGIE facility were later processed and stowed in a science freezer for return to Earth inside the @SpaceX Dragon cargo craft. They will be analyzed after being quickly shipped to scientists at NASA and the University of Wisconsin.

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From a city in the desert to a bridge separating two huge lakes, the International Space Station offers a unique view of Earth's natural and man-made features.
1. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2. East coast of the United States
3. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan
4. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Mexico, Baja California and the southern coast of the state of California are pictured as the International Space Station orbited above the Pacific Ocean. When the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft returns to Earth after completing its mission at the station it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean a few hundred miles off the coast of southern California and Baja California.

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Astronaut Drew Feustel (@astro_feustel) is inside the Japanese Kibo laboratory module talking to dignitaries on Earth, including university officials, musicians and scientists, during an educational event that took place at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

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The clear blue waters surrounding the islands of the Bahamas were pictured April 4, 2018 from an Expedition 55 crew member aboard the space station.

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The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship, with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm in the foreground, is pictured installed to the Harmony module's Earth-facing port on April 5, 2018.

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NASA astronaut and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold works with the student-designed Genes in Space-5 experiment inside the Harmony module. The genetic research is helping scientists understand the relationship between DNA alterations and weakened immune systems possibly caused by living in space.

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@astro_feustel honors #HolocaustRemembranceDay from space with a replica of the "Moon Landscape" drawing by Holocaust victim Petr Ginz. A copy of the drawing was first flown in space by the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon on Space Shuttle Columbia.

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"Sunrise crashes an aurora party over the southern hemisphere," said astronaut Ricky Arnold (@astro_ricky) of the image he snapped from the International Space Station.
Auroras are one of the many Earthly phenomena the crew of the space station observe from their perch high above the planet. The dancing lights of auroras provide spectacular views, but also capture the imagination of scientists who study incoming energy and particles from our Sun. Auroras are one effect of such energetic particles, which can speed out from the Sun both in a steady stream called the solar wind or from giant eruptions known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs. After a trip toward Earth that can last three days, the solar particles and magnetic fields cause the release of particles already trapped near Earth, which in turn trigger reactions in the upper atmosphere in which oxygen and nitrogen molecules release photons of light. The result: the Northern and Southern lights.

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