dubai at night

World Top 10 Photographs Taken From International Space Station. Another image from Chris Hadfield: ‘Dubai, the Palm Island like a trilobite in the night.’

Picture: Chris Hadfield



Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn’s rings and Earth and its moon in the same frame.

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International Space Station Pictures

The Japanese robotic cargo spaceship HTV-4, also called Kounotori-4 ( ‘White Stork’ in Japanese ) docking at the ISS. The HTV-4 spacecraft reportedly delivered about six tonnes of cargo to the ISS, including a small talking robot called Kirobo. World Top 10

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Robot astronaut Kirobo

Robot astronaut Kirobo, a 34cm high robot in the International Space Station. The astronaut Kirobo has become the first robot to speak in outer space. The talking robot is to a ‘companion’ to Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who is expected to take command of the ISS later this year.

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Super-Typhoon Haiyan

Karen L. Nyberg, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station captured this photo of Super-Typhoon Haiyan from space on November 9, 2013.

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newyork city

Astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted ‘New York City, incredibly clear, before the trees have filled with leaves.

Picture: Chris Hadfield

NASA's Viking Orbiter spacecraft

A view of Mars that was stitched together from images taken by NASA’s Viking Orbiter spacecraft.

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This image taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity shows a patch of rock cleaned by the first use of the rover’s Dust Removal Tool, a motorised, wire-bristle brush on the turret at the end of the rover’s arm.

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This handout image released by NASA/JPL-

An image from Nasa’s Cassini mission of the spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembling a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per hour (150 meters per second).

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full moon

 ‘The full moon rises over the only planet we have ever called home.’