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Earth from Orbit | NASA
Every day of every year, NASA satellites provide useful data about our home planet, and along the way, some beautiful images as well. This HD video includes satellite images of Earth in 2014 from NASA and its partners as well as photos and a time lapse video from the International Space Station. We’ve also included a range of data visualizations, model runs, and a conceptual animation that were produced in 2014 (but in some cases might have been utilizing data from earlier years.) 

Credit: NASA/Goddard
Date: April 17, 2015

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Australia showing off its colors | International Space Station

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: December 20, 2014

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Colors of The Earth | International Space Station

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: January 18, 2015

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Aurora Australis in Queenstown, New Zealand
Minoru: "You can see the bright star Canopus, plus the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud above the Aurora."
Canon EOS 6D SEO-SP4 (Astro-Modified), EF28mm F2.8 IS, ISO5000, 30s, F4.0

Canopus is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, and the second brightest star in the night-time sky, after Sirius. The aurora australis is the southern counterpart of the aurora borealis.(Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: Minoru Yoneto
Date: April 16, 2015

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Cloud-Free View of Iceland | NASA Terra Satellite
This nearly cloud-free image of Iceland was captured by the MODIS instrument on board the Terra spacecraft on 04/15/2015 at 13:00 UTC.

Credit: NASA/Goddard
 
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Extragalactic peculiarity | Hubble Space Telescope
This galaxy goes by the name of ESO 162-17 and is located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Carina. At first glance this image seems like a fairly standard picture of a galaxy with dark patches of dust and bright patches of young, blue stars. However, a closer look reveals several peculiar features.

Firstly, ESO 162-17 is what is known as a peculiar galaxy—a galaxy that has gone through interactions with its cosmic neighbors, resulting in an unusual amount of dust and gas, an irregular shape, or a strange composition.

Secondly, on February 23, 2010 astronomers observed the supernova known as SN 2010ae nestled within this galaxy. The supernova belongs to a recently discovered class of supernovae called Type Iax supernovae. This class of objects is related to the better known Type-Ia supernovae.

Type Ia supernovae result when a white dwarf accumulates enough mass either from a companion or, rarely, through collision with another white dwarf, to initiate a catastrophic collapse followed by a spectacular explosion as a supernova. Type Iax supernovae also involve a white dwarf as the central star, but in this case it may survive the event. Type Iax supernovae are much fainter and rarer than Type Ia supernovae, and their exact mechanism is still a matter of open debate.

The rather beautiful four-pointed shape of foreground stars distributed around ESO 162-17 also draws the eye. This is an optical effect introduced as the incoming light is diffracted by the four struts that support the Hubble Space Telescope’s small secondary mirror.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

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SpaceX CRS-6 Dragon Docking | International Space Station
Samantha: "Dragon about to become part of ISS."

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: April 17, 2015

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Looks like a caught Dragon.way to go NASA and SpaceX. 
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Little details of our outpost in space | International Space Station

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: January 14, 2015

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Magnificent proficiency in those little sqares!
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Shades of blue | International Space Station

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: December 23, 2014

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Live Canvas with Live Colors !!
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | International Space Station
Samantha: "Gateway for pilgrims to Mecca from the 7th century and a UNESCO World Heritage site."

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: February 15, 2015

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Cosmic Journeys: The Age of Hubble
HD 1080p Documentary: "An army of high-tech telescopes, led by Hubble in space, has delivered an unprecedented chain of discoveries about how galaxies took shape, how stars live and die, and how life arose. What are we learning about the universe and ourselves in this Age of Hubble?"

Credit: SpaceRip
Date: April 16, 2015
Duration: 50 minutes

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Love this documentary! It fascinating, mind-blowing, educationnal and very interesting!😊
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Ceres' Bright Spots Come Back Into View: Animation | NASA Dawn
This image shows northern terrain on the sunlit side of dwarf planet Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on April 14 and 15, 2015.
April 20, 2015 The two brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months, are back in view in the newest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took these images on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 14,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) above Ceres’ north pole.

The images show the brightest spot and its companion clearly standing out against their darker surroundings, but their composition and sources are still unknown. Scientists also see other interesting features, including heavy cratering. As Dawn gets closer to Ceres, surface features will continue to emerge at increasingly better resolution.

Dawn has now finished delivering the images that have helped mission planners maneuver the spacecraft to its first science orbit and prepare for subsequent observations. All of the approach operations have executed flawlessly and kept Dawn on course and on schedule. Beginning April 23, Dawn will spend about three weeks in a near-circular orbit around Ceres, taking observations from 8,400 miles (13,500 kilometers) above the surface. On May 9, Dawn will begin to make its way to lower orbits to improve the view and provide higher-resolution observations.

"The approach imaging campaign has completed successfully by giving us a preliminary, tantalizing view of the world Dawn is about to start exploring in detail. It has allowed us to start asking some new and intriguing questions," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission director and chief engineer, based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

On March 6, Dawn became the first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet, and the first to orbit two extraterrestrial targets. Scientists will be comparing Ceres to giant asteroid Vesta, which Dawn studied from 2011 to 2012, in order to gain insights about the formation of our solar system. Both Vesta and Ceres, located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, were on their way to becoming planets before their development was interrupted.

Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorate's Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Orbital ATK, Inc., in Dulles, Virginia, designed and built the spacecraft. The German Aerospace Center, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the Italian Space Agency and the Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team. For a complete list of acknowledgements, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission

For more information about Dawn, visit:
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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