Tag: iss

November 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Picture of the Day: Volcanic Eruption from Above

Picture of the Day: Volcanic Eruption from Above

Photograph by NASA In this incredible aerial photograph by NASA, we see an overhead view of the Sarychev Peak Volcano erupting on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is a stratovolcano covering almost the entirety of Matua Island in the Kuril Islands of Russia. It is a young, highly symmetrical stratovolcanic cone. During this particular…

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September 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Astronaut Alex Gerst Unveils Jaw-Dropping Earth Timelapse in Ultra HD

Astronaut Alex Gerst Unveils Jaw-Dropping Earth Timelapse in Ultra HD

This timelapse video was made from images taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. The montage is made from a long sequence of still photographs taken at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels at a rate of one every second. The high resolution allowed the ESA production…

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September 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

Astronauts in Space Give Video Geography Tour of Earth

Astronauts in Space Give Video Geography Tour of Earth

Watch Expedition 38 crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio give a brief geography lesson as they hurtle through space at 27,600 km/h (17,100 mph) onboard the International Space Station.

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August 20, 2014 at 5:12 am

Picture of the Day: This was Just Taken from Space

Picture of the Day: This was Just Taken from Space

Photograph by Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid on Twitter) “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. 10 minutes ago on the #ISS #aurora” Those were the words of astronaut Reid Wiseman who is currently aboard the International Space Station. He posted the photo above to Twitter last night at 6:04 pm ET (19…

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August 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Picture of the Day: Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa

Picture of the Day: Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa

Photograph by NASA [NASA April 21, 2010] Perhaps the most impressive of cloud formations, cumulonimbus (from the Latin for “pile” and “rain cloud”) clouds form due to vigorous convection (rising and overturning) of warm, moist, and unstable air. Surface air is warmed by the Sun-heated ground surface and rises; if sufficient atmospheric moisture is…

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August 11, 2014 at 5:57 am

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Using publicly available photographs taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, Bruce W. Berry edited this incredible timelapse sequence. All footage was color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized and then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec by Berry. Music: “Manhatta” composed & performed by The Cinematic Orchestra Images…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Picture of the Day: Going for a (Space) Walk

Picture of the Day: Going for a (Space) Walk

Photograph by NASA [12 December 2006] Backdropped by a colorful Earth, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (left) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both STS-116 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction resumes on the International Space Station. The landmasses depicted are…

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June 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Picture of the Day: Mount Fuji from Space

Picture of the Day: Mount Fuji from Space

MOUNT FUJI FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA In this amazing capture, we see Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji from space. The photo was taken by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station on 27 May 2010 using a Kodak DCS460 Electronic Still Camera with a 800 mm lens. Mount Fuji, located on Honshu…

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May 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Picture of the Day: A Swirling Storm from Space

Picture of the Day: A Swirling Storm from Space

Photograph by NASA Pre-Winter Storm, Southwestern Australia (NASA, International Space Station, 03/29/14) One of the Expedition 39 crew members aboard the International Space Station on March 29 used a 14mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph this pre-winter storm located just off the coast of southwestern Australia. A solar array panel on…

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March 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm

NASA Toasts Gravity with Amazing Series of Real-Life Images from Space

NASA Toasts Gravity with Amazing Series of Real-Life Images from Space

In advance of tonight’s 86th Annual Academy Awards, NASA toasts Gravity—which has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture—with an amazing 31 picture gallery of real-life images from space. The album was uploaded this weekend to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Flickr page, which consistently provides some of the most awe-inspiring images you…

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