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International Space Station over Hungary
Ujvárosi: "ISS visible pass over Szerencs at 22:48 (UTC+02:00), magnitude -3,1, crossing Leo, bright Jupiter is also visible on the left."

Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: Ujvárosi Beáta
Location: Szerencs, Hungary
Release Date: May 28, 2016

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NASA's Robotic Mining Competition: Student Engineers Put to Test
Teams of undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the nation recently gathered at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to demonstrate their excavator robots during the 2016 Robotic Mining Competition. Similar technology may prove valuable in NASA's Journey to Mars.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/qA6KPkEx7PA

Credit: NASA/Kennedy
Duration: 1 minute, 35 seconds
Date: May 24, 2016

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Vancouver Island, Canada | International Space Station
Tim Peake: "Sun glint striking Vancouver Island, Canada"

Vancouver Island, located in British Columbia, Canada, is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand. While the city of Vancouver stands on the North American mainland, Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, is located on the island. (Source: Wikipedia)

Learn about UK astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission: www.esa.int/Principia
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Credit: ESA/NASA, British astronaut Tim Peake
Image Date: May 12, 2016
Release Date: May 28, 2016

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Storm by Starlight over France: View 2

Credit: Frank Tyrlik
Release Date: May 28, 2016
Location: La Grande Brenonniere, Pays de la Loire, France
Technical details: Canon EOS 760d + Obj. 18/135mm.

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Shadow Lake Earth-Sky Mirror
Paul: "Wishing you all an adventure-filled weekend everyone! Thanks for all your interactions on here! Much appreciated!"
Self-portrait on a peaceful summer night at Shadow Lake, Banff National Park.

Banff National Park (Canada)
www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx

Credit: Paul Zizka
Paul's website: https://zizka.ca
Location: Shadow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Date: May 27, 2016

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Expedition 48-49 Crew: Kate, Anatoly & Takuya at Star City, Russia
At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 48-49 prime crew members Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos (center) and Kate Rubins of NASA (right) pose for pictures May 27 during their final Soyuz qualification exams.

Rubins, Onishi and Ivanishin will launch June 24 on the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four-month mission on the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/JSC/Stephanie Stoll
Release Date: May 27, 2016

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Noctilucent Clouds: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Polar Mesospheric Clouds (also known as noctilucent clouds) are transient, upper atmospheric phenomena observed usually in the summer months at high latitudes (greater than 50 degrees) of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. They are bright and cloud-like in appearance while in deep twilight. They are illuminated by sunlight when the lower layers of the atmosphere are in the darkness of the Earth's shadow.

Read about NASA research on the formation of NLCs at:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/07jun_nlcs/

Credit: Andy Stables
Location: Milovaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 27, 2016

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Expanding Technology Aboard the International Space Station
May 28, 2016: At the International Space Station, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was expanded to its full volumetric size May 28 through the introduction of air by the Expedition 47 crew onboard the station. BEAM, which was launched on a SpaceX/Dragon cargo craft April 8 and installed on the aft port of the Tranquility module April 16, is the first expandable component to be attached to the station and a prototype of structures that may be used in the future for habitats associated with deep space exploration. Measuring 11.6 x 10.5 feet, BEAM is expected to remain attached to the station for two years with crew members making occasional visits inside to check its systems.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/LpIeFiLtE78

Credit: NASA/JSC
Duration: 4 minutes
Release Date: May 28, 2016

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Tim Peake's Soyuz seat check | International Space Station
Tim: "Soyuz seat fit check yesterday—3 weeks until undocking…"

Learn about UK astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission: www.esa.int/Principia
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Credit: ESA/NASA, British astronaut Tim Peake
Image Date: May 27, 2016
Release Date: May 28, 2016

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Bright Star Vega
Vega (α Lyr, α Lyrae) is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, the fifth brightest star in the night sky and the second brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere. It is rotating rapidly with a velocity of 274 km/s at the equator. Based on an observed excess emission of infrared radiation, Vega appears to have a circumstellar disk of dust (IRAS, 1983).

It is 25 light-years from Earth.
Lyra is a small constellation with only 286 sq. deg.

Credit: Giuseppe Donatiello
Image Capture Location: Italy
Date: May 27, 2016

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Pentacon MC 200/4 lens on EQ3.2 mount
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Pollino (Albaneta, 1400 m slm)-Italy

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Look like they would bump into each other. But, million of miles between. Wow with wonder....
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Storm by Starlight over France: View 1

Credit: Frank Tyrlik
Release Date: May 28, 2016
Location: La Grande Brenonniere, Pays de la Loire, France
Technical details: Canon EOS 760d + Obj. 18/135mm.

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Cat's Eye Nebula: Wide and Deep
The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its more familiar outlines are seen in the brighter central region of the nebula in this impressive wide-angle view. But the composite image combines many short and long exposures to also reveal an extremely faint outer halo. At an estimated distance of 3,000 light-years, the faint outer halo is over 5 light-years across. Planetary nebulae have long been appreciated as a final phase in the life of a sun-like star. More recently, some planetary nebulae are found to have halos like this one, likely formed of material shrugged off during earlier episodes in the star's evolution. While the planetary nebula phase is thought to last for around 10,000 years, astronomers estimate the age of the outer filamentary portions of this halo to be 50,000 to 90,000 years. Visible on the left, some 50 million light-years beyond the watchful planetary nebula, lies spiral galaxy NGC 6552.

Image Credit & Copyright: Josh Smith
Josh's website: www.catchingthecosmos.com
Release Date: May 27, 2016

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