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Northeast U.S. from low Earth orbit

Northeast U.S. from low Earth orbit

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION] Credit: ISS Expedition 30, NASA On another April 12th, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin became the first human to see planet Earth from space. Commenting on his view from orbit he reported, “The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish.” On yet another April 12th, in […]

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A view, from space, of the Perseid meteor shower

A view, from space, of the Perseid meteor shower

[FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, CLICK ON IMAGE.] Denizens of planet Earth watched last year’s Perseid meteor shower by looking up into the bright moonlit night sky. But this remarkable view captured on August 13, 2011 by astronaut Ron Garan looks down on a Perseid meteor. From Garan’s perspective onboard the International Space Station orbiting at an […]