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The North American Nebula
NGC 7000, the North American Nebula.
 
Dustin: "First light since my camera was modded by Brent Oliver at Hypercams and Mods." | 56x240sec for a total of 3 hours 44 minutes ISO 1600. AT65EDQ CG-5 50mm Guider

Credit: Dustin Scriven
Date: October 27, 2014

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Trouble in orbit: the growing problem of space junk | BBC News
In 2014, the International Space Station had to move three times to avoid lethal chunks of space debris. The problem also threatens crucial and costly satellites in orbit. So what is the scale of the space junk problem, and what can we do about it?

Forty-five years ago the associate director of science at Nasa's Marshall Space Flight Center, Ernst Stuhlinger, an original member of Wernher von Braun's Operation Paperclip team, was asked by Sister Mary Jucunda, a Zambia-based nun, how he could suggest spending billions of dollars on spaceflight when many children were starving on Earth.

Today, Stuhlinger's response still provides a powerful justification for the costs associated with space research.

"It is certainly not by accident that we begin to see the tremendous tasks waiting for us at a time when the young space age has provided us the first good look at our own planet," he said.

"Very fortunately though, the space age not only holds out a mirror in which we can see ourselves, it also provides us with the technologies, the challenge, the motivation, and even with the optimism to attack these tasks with confidence."

In the intervening years, the maturing space infrastructure has supported our new and ongoing efforts to tackle global health, hunger, poverty, education, disaster risk reduction, energy security and climate change.

Indeed, we have made great use of Stuhlinger's "mirror" to meet many of society's biggest challenges.

Sadly, the space environment has borne the brunt of our increasing reliance on satellites and our long-lived belief that "space is big".
More than 5,000 launches since the start of the space age, each carrying satellites for Earth observation, or communications, for example, have resulted in space becoming increasingly congested and contested... 

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Dr Hugh Lewis examines the threat posed by growing amounts of space junk, and outlines some possible solutions.
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"For the first time Chinese research to fly on NASA's space station!"
Summary: The ISS is about to get even more international. Houston firm negotiates deal on space project. One expert says flying Chinese research on the International Space Station could signal the beginning of a potential relationship between the United States and China in space.

Under existing law, NASA is not allowed to do business with Chinese scientists. That’s according to a 2011 ban that makes the scientific endeavor to explore the universe unfortunately political. However, the law doesn’t say that private American companies can’t work with China in space, and according to the Houston Chronicle, a company called NanoRacks is exploiting that loophole to set up the first Chinese experiment on the International Space Station.

NanoRacks, based in Houston, helps scientists get their research on the ISS. Under the new deal, scientists from the Beijing Institute of Technology will pay NanoRacks $200,000 to launch a genetics experiment on board a SpaceX capsule, deliver it to the American side of the space station, and send back the data. The experiment will test the effects of space radiation on DNA.

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ISS. Building bridges, not ignorance.
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The Southern Lights of Antarctica: View 1

Location: China's Zhongshan Station, Antarctica

Credit: Liu Yang
Date: July 26, 2015 

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fenomenal,masos perigos e as consequenciass....bem...
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Aurora Arcs Before the Full Moon in Antarctica: Widescreen

Location: China's Zhongshan Station, Antarctica

Credit: Liu Yang
Date: July 31, 2015 

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#Stars #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Antarctica #Zhongshan #Station #China #中国 #中山站
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Beyond plan
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man in sight !
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Lunar Halo in Antarctica
Liu: "The lunar halo lasted about four hours on July 31st, 2015. 

Location: China's Zhongshan Station, Antarctica

Credit: Liu Yang
Date: July 31, 2015 

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That's a fabulous pic
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Cygnus Area
A single exposure of the Cygnus region. Taken with a Baader modded Canon T3 1100D with an f/1.4 50mm lens at f/4 and a CLS-CCD light pollution filter. 2.5 minutes at ISO 1600 with no calibration frames. The image was taken on a friends Polarie Sky Tracker.

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Am I the only one who can see General Akbar?
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The Auroral Glow

Credit: Josh Thum
Location: Sayner, Wisconsin
Date: July 10, 2015

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The Southern Lights of Antarctica: View 2

Location: China's Zhongshan Station, Antarctica

Credit: Liu Yang
Date: July 26, 2015 

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#Stars #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Antarctica #Zhongshan #Station #China #中国 #中山站
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Auroras Meet Emperor Penguins on Iceberg in Antarctica
Liu: "I was preparing to go through the fjord to take photos of the iceberg under the southern lights in the dawn. The sound of the emperor penguins reverberated across the fjord, but I could not find them. I just tried to point my camera in their general direction. YES, I saw them! The three may have lost their way. Every year at the end of the polar night, female emperor penguins return to their habitat in Antarctica to breed. When I stepped closer, the penguins ran away fast into the darkness. I stayed to watch the aurora dancing over the hills and the iceberg..."

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Location: China's Zhongshan Station, Antarctica

Credit: Liu Yang
Date: July 26, 2015

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#Stars #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Antarctica #Zhongshan #Station #China #中国 #中山站 #Nature #Animals #Emperor #Penguins
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Aurora Arcs Before the Full Moon in Antarctica

Location: China's Zhongshan Station, Antarctica

Credit: Liu Yang
Date: July 31, 2015 

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#Stars #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Antarctica #Zhongshan #Station #China #中国 #中山站
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Must have been a scary sight to early humans .
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Super Typhoon Soudelor Nears Taiwan | International Space Station
Kimiya: "Very strong Typhoon is moving toward Taiwan. Please be prepared and be safe."

Credit: NASA/JSC, Japanese Astronaut Kimiya Yui
Date: August 4, 2015

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