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Space Station Crew Celebrates the Holidays Aboard the Orbital Lab
Dec. 20, 2016: Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency discussed their thoughts about being in space during the holidays and how they plan to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in a downlink message recorded Dec. 12. Kimbrough arrived on the complex in October, followed a month later by Whitson and Pesquet.

Credit: NASA/JSC
Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds
Recording Date: December 12, 2016
Release Date: December 20, 2016

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Festive nebulae light up Milky Way Galaxy satellite | Hubble
Dec. 20, 2016: The sheer observing power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is rarely better illustrated than in an image such as this. This glowing pink nebula, named NGC 248, is located in the Small Magellanic Cloud, just under 200,000 light-years away and yet can still be seen in great detail.

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of a collection of galaxies known as the Local Group. Along with the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way is one of the Group’s most massive members, around which many smaller satellite galaxies orbit. The Magellanic Clouds are famous examples, which can easily be seen with the naked eye from the southern hemisphere.

Within the smaller of these satellite galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured two festive-looking emission nebulae, conjoined so they appear as one. Intense radiation from the brilliant central stars is causing hydrogen in the nebulae to glow pink.

Together the nebulae are called NGC 248. They were discovered in 1834 by the astronomer Sir John Herschel. NGC 248 is about 60 light-years long and 20 light-years wide. It is among a number of glowing hydrogen nebulae in the Small Magellanic Cloud, which lies in the southern constellation of Tucana (The Toucan), about 200,000 light-years away.

The nebula was observed as part of a Hubble survey, the Small Magellanic cloud Investigation of Dust and Gas Evolution (SMIDGE). In this survey astronomers are using Hubble to probe the Small Magellanic Cloud to understand how its dust—an important component of many galaxies and related to star formation—is different from the dust in the Milky Way.

Thanks to its relative proximity, the Small Magellanic Cloud is a valuable target. It also turns out to have only between a fifth and a tenth of the amount of heavy elements that the Milky Way has, making the dust similar to what we expect to see in galaxies in the earlier Universe.

This allows astronomers to use it as a cosmic laboratory to study the history of the Universe in our cosmic backyard. These observations also help us to understand the history of our own galaxy as most of the star formation happened earlier in the Universe, at a time when the percentage of heavy elements in the Milky Way was much lower than it is now.

The data used in this image were taken with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys in September 2015.

Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, K. Sandstrom (University of California, San Diego), and the SMIDGE team.
Release Date: December 20, 2016

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Hello Québec! | International Space Station
ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: "Hello Québec! I have fond memories of the year I spent with you"
 
"Bonjour Québec, la Gaspésie et le fleuve St Laurent ! J’ai de bons souvenirs de mon année chez vous !"

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Credit: NASA/JSC/ESA, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France
Image Date: December 16, 2016

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Italy at night | International Space Station
ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: "Always a fan of Italy, on Earth as from space. I make a list of my next destinations on Earth. Not easy, but southern Italy holds for the moment the top of the bill."

"Toujours aussi fan de l’Italie, sur Terre comme depuis l’espace"
"Je fais une liste de mes prochaines destinations sur Terre. Pas facile, mais le sud de l’Italie tient pour l’instant le haut de l’affiche"

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Credit: NASA / JSC / ESA, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France
Image Date: December 10, 2016

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Colorful Africa | International Space Station

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: "Africa has so many wonders that 6 months probably won’t be enough to photograph everything!"

"L’Afrique regorgent de tant de merveilles qu’il me sera impossible de toutes les photographier en seulement six mois!"

Learn about ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France:
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Credit: NASA / JSC / ESA, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France
Image Date: December 8, 2016

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NASA's Space to Ground: Holiday Delivery | Week of 12/15/2016
Dec. 15, 2016: NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/JSC
Duration: 2 minutes
Release Date: Dec. 15, 2016

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Night & Day | International Space Station
ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: "The terminator is not only a movie: it’s the line between night and day. We cross it up to 16 times in 24 hours. So it keeps coming back…"
 
"Terminator n’est pas qu’un film, c’est aussi la ligne de séparation entre le jour et la nuit. On la franchit 16 fois en 24h à bord de l’ISS"

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Credit: NASA/JSC/ESA, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France
Image Date: December 10, 2016

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Zoom in on Nebula NGC 248 | Hubble
This zoom video starts with a wide-field view of both the Small and the Large Magellanic Clouds before zooming into the emission nebula NGC 248, located on the southern end of the Small Magellanic Cloud, as it is seen with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble, A. Fujii and Digitized Sky Survey 2
Music: Johan B. Monell
Duration: 50 seconds
Release Date: December 20, 2016

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Frozen Lake in Turkey | International Space Station
ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: "A beautiful frozen lake in Turkey. It makes me think of a heart, but a cold one."
 
"Le très beau lac de Van, en Turquie. On dirait un cœur (de glace…!)"

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Credit: NASA/JSC/ESA, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France
Image Date: December 11, 2016

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Italy at night | International Space Station
ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: "Always a fan of Italy, on Earth as from space. I make a list of my next destinations on Earth. Not easy, but southern Italy holds for the moment the top of the bill."

"Toujours aussi fan de l’Italie, sur Terre comme depuis l’espace"
"Je fais une liste de mes prochaines destinations sur Terre. Pas facile, mais le sud de l’Italie tient pour l’instant le haut de l’affiche"

Learn about ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France:
http://thomaspesquet.esa.int/

Find out more about the Proxima mission
www.esa.int/proxima

Credit: NASA / JSC / ESA, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France
Image Date: December 10, 2016

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Madrid, Spain | International Space Station
ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: "Hi Madrid and Spain! Colourful reflections in the Space Station windows give you that fiesta feeling!"

"Buenas noches Madrid et l’Espagne, les reflets sur les hublots de l’ISS ajoutent une touche fiesta à la photo."

Learn about ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France:
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Credit: NASA/JSC/ESA, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France
Image Date: December 8, 2016

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What Happened This Year @NASA – December 15, 2016
Dec. 15, 2016: 2016 marked record-breaking progress in NASA’s exploration objectives. The agency advanced the capabilities needed to travel farther into the solar system while increasing observations of our home and the universe, learning more about how to continuously live and work in space and, of course, inspiring the next generation of leaders to take up our Journey to Mars and make their own discoveries.

Credit: NASA
Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds
Release Date: December 15, 2016

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Félicité soyeuse et joyeuse d'un manifeste de "Ce qui est arrivé cette année @Nasa -15 Décembre, 2016.", spécifié par une excellente orfèvrerie optique qui a marqué des progrès record dans des objectifs de l'exploration de la NASA. Somme élucidative d'une élégance arborescente histoire de l'agence qui a avancé les capacités nécessaires pour voyager plus loin dans le système solaire tout en, augmentant les observations de notre maison commune, la Terre et de l'univers, en apprendre davantage sur la façon de vivre en permanence et travailler dans l'esprit,bien sûr, inspirer la prochaine génération de dirigeants à prendre notre Journey Mars et de faire leurs propres découvertes et j'acquiesce avec moult munitie d'humilité, la scansion lénifiante de la docimologique épistémologique explicative lubrifiée avec une conclusion d'une sollicitude enthousiaste de longanimité magnanime confirmée par une excellente orfèvrerie optique zénithale artofilmique scientifique d'une exactitude élucidation élégante d'instruction salvatrice d'une prospérité historico-géographique de exploration de l'archéologie céleste avec une volupté d'exactitude d'une accréditation de 3 minutes, 29 secondes octroyées par la NASA. Mille constellations salvatrices d'une légifération ordrale visuelle d'une beauté qui cadence un fructueux résumé des bons et loyaux services d'une mission spatiale en superbe sommité astrophysique avec une empiricité de bravoure spontanée de l'évolution des projets et des travaux de la scientifico-techno-astrophysique post-moderne en perfect devenir.


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