Astronauts aboard the International Space Station managed to capture this image of Europe at night as they orbited 230 miles (370 kilometres) overhead. Canadarm2 was also captured, celebrating its 17th-year anniversary after being installed on the same day in 2001.
The stunning beautiful Butterfly Nebula The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp close-up of the dying star's nebula was recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope and is presented here in reprocessed colors. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star's dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius) 💫✨🌙 #space#solarsystem#cosmos#spacetravel#nebula#nasa#iss#deepspace#interstellar#spacewalk#explore#science#earth#spacex#elonmusk
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Neil Armstrong / Astronaut ___ ___ "It's just that people just didn't hear [the 'a']," Neil Armstrong told the press after the Apollo 11 mission. ____ ____ Any suggestions, or ideas to improve this account? Please comment down below, thanks!
Piers Seller / Astronaut ___ ___ “This is an absolutely beautiful planet; it’s shatteringly beautiful. I wish I could take everyone else up with me. The curve of the Earth in both directions, this giant ball flying around the sun. It’s very humbling but also uplifting.”
Outpost. 7 Billion people live on the planet beneath us. 6 single souls live in space. Unbelievable! --- Außenposten. Auf dem Planeten unter uns leben 7 Milliarden Menschen. Im Weltraum leben 6 Menschen. Unglaublich! #Horizons Image: ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Repost By nasa: It’s National Selfie Day! 📸Located 250 miles above Earth, the International Space Station (@ISS) provides a unique perspective for astronauts to take selfies like this photo astronaut Ricky Arnold (@Astro_Ricky) captured last week while working in the vacuum of space during a spacewalk. Along with astronaut Drew Feustel, the duo completed the sixth spacewalk at the space station in 2018, lasting 6 hours, 49 minutes. The two astronauts installed new high-definition cameras that will provide enhanced views during the final phase of approach and docking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner commercial crew spacecraft that will soon begin launching from American soil. The spacewalk was the 211th in support of assembly and maintenance of the unique orbiting laboratory where humans have been living and working continuously for nearly 18 years. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 54 days, 23 hours and 29 minutes working outside the station.