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Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed. ( Neil Armstrong )
I'm French and passionate of Astronomy, Photography and Aerospace,Space Missions,Space Exploration, Astronomy,Physics, and Search for Extraterrestrial life.
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An Airglow Fan from Lake to Sky
Why would the sky look like a giant fan? Airglow. The featured intermittent green glow appeared to rise from a lake through the arch of our Milky Way Galaxy, as captured last summer next to Bryce Canyon in Utah, USA. The unusual pattern was created by atmospheric gravity waves, ripples of alternating air pressure that can grow with height as the air thins, in this case about 90 kilometers up. Unlike auroras powered by collisions with energetic charged particles and seen at high latitudes, airglow is due to chemiluminescence, the production of light in a chemical reaction. More typically seen near the horizon, airglow keeps the night sky from ever being completely dark.

Image Credit & Copyright: Dave Lane

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#NASA #Astronomy #Space #Science #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Airglow #Earth #Bryce #Canyon #Utah #USA #UnitedStates
#Cosmos #Universe #APoD
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RIP David. Back in 2013, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield paid homage to David Bowie with a version of the 1969 song "Space Oddity" filmed on the International Space Station. The video has nearly 28 million views now and Hadfield's twitter account (@cmdr_hadfield) sent out the tweet, "Ashes to ashes, dust to stardust. Your brilliance inspired us all. Goodbye Starman."
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Flight Engineer Tim Peake captured this breathtaking picture from the International Space Station on Dec. 27, 2015. He later shared the image with his social media followers, writing, “There may not be much snow in the Alps this winter but they still look stunning from here!" Take a look:
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Meteor at 1:12am (animated GIF)
Mike: "Left a persistent ion trail."

Credit: Mike Lewinski
Location: Faywood, New Mexico between Deming & Silver City, USA
Date: December 30, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #Science #Meteor #Geminid #Meteors #MeteorShower #Geminids #Astrophotography #Art #SolarSystem #USA #UnitedStates #Animated #GIF #Animation
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Happy New Year +Catherine Laplace-Builhe 
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The Moon: New U.S. Postal Service Stamp for 2016
Dec. 30, 2015: Taken as the full moon rises, the image captures the brilliant surface of Earth’s only natural satellite. Issued at the price of $1.20, this Global Forever stamp can be used to mail a one-ounce letter to any country to which First-Class Mail International service is available.

No set release date for 2016 yet.
Look on the U.S. Postal Service website for more info coming soon:

Credit: USPS/Greg Breeding under the art direction of William Gicker © 2016 USPS

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+NASA Lunar 
+Lunar and Planetary Institute 
+Google Lunar XPRIZE 

#NASA #Apollo #Astronomy #Space #Science #Moon #Lunar #Earth #SolarSystem #USPS #PostalService #Stamp #USA #UnitedStates #America
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On the night of 13 to 14 January 2016 Russia celebrates the Old New Year or New Year, old style, unofficial, but a favorite holiday among the people. Of course, a gala dinner will be held on this occasion on board the International Space Station where Russian cosmonauts work - Mikhail Kornienko, Sergei Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko. In Russia, the New Year by the Julian calendar is still informally observed, and the tradition of celebrating the coming of the New Year twice is widely enjoyed: January 1 (New New Year) and January 14 (Old New Year). Usually not as festive as the New New Year, for many this is a nostalgic family holiday ending the New Year holiday cycle (which includes Eastern Orthodox Christmas on January 7) with traditional large meals, singing and celebratory drinking.
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🐜 The Most Popular Macro Photo of #2015 on 500px: Tiny Warrior by Miki Asai
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Плато Лаго-Наки, Адыгея. Автор фото — Александр Пругов:

Спокойной ночи!
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El Capitan, Yosemite, CA - Photography by Murali Achanta Yosemite National Park, California. #elcapitan #fog #mountains
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