Marvel at the auroras, sunrises, clouds, stars, oceans in this Earth timelapse from space

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Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space. Combining 12 500 images taken by Alexander during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station this Ultra High Definition video shows the best our beautiful planet has to offer. Marvel at the auroras, sunrises, clouds, stars, oceans, the Milky Way, the International Space Station, lightning, cities at night, spacecraft and the thin band of atmosphere … [Read more...]

Happy New Year from the International Space Station

Happy New Year from NASA

NASA Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA wish the world a happy New Year during downlink messages from the orbital complex on Dec. 17. Wilmore has been aboard the research lab since late September and will remain in orbit until mid-March 2015. Virts arrived at the station in late November and will stay until mid-May 2015. Space Station Crew Members Discuss Life in Space at Holidays with the Media Aboard … [Read more...]

Show in the Sky: Comet Siding Spring expected to zoom near Mars

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A galactic event that happens only once every million years happens this Sunday. Siding Spring, a comet the size of a small mountain will zoom pass Mars traveling at 126,000 miles per hour. Those living in the southern hemisphere will be able to view the comet with binoculars. CBN News: NASA On October 19, Comet Siding Spring will pass within 88,000 miles of Mars – just one third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon! Traveling at 33 miles per second and weighing as much as a … [Read more...]

A brand new comet, and first time visitor will make a close approach to Mars on October 19th.

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A brand new comet, and first time visitor will make a close approach to Mars on October 19th. Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 139,500 km of the Red Planet - less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth, NASA reported. Source:NASA … [Read more...]