Thursday, December 13, 2018

When you repair your capsule but mission control isn’t sure about it so they send a Russian to stab it for 3 hours while they yell for him to slow down.


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What a landing on another planet looks like [1020x1020]


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This is so cool!


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Geologist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt is photographed standing next to a huge, split boulder at Station 6 on the sloping base of North Massif during the third Apollo 17 extravehicular activity at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. [3000 x 3000]


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Eugene A. Cernan, Commander, Apollo 17 salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle also in background behind him.[3000 x 3000]


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View of the golden orb spider, Nephila clavipes, inside the spider habitat. (1013 x 747)


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The Great Orion Nebula & Running Man [OC] [3995x2840]


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Outer atmosphere of the sun captured by the Parker Solar Probe [939x1000]


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Earth Enveloped in Airglow [5568 x 3712]


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Outer space, Planet Earth, Roscosmos Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, and Roscosmos Cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev photographed from the International Space Station on 11 December 2018 [5568 x 3712] [OS]


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

50mm Galactic center and Rho Ophiuchi Complex [2048x1368][OC]


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Spanning about 12 light-years, the Crab Nebula is 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus.⠀


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Geologist-Astronaut Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot, uses an adjustable sampling scoop to retrieve lunar samples during the second extravehicular activity, at Station 5 at the Taurus- Littrow landing site. [3000 x 3043]


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An extraordinary lunar panorama at Station 4 (Shorty Crater) showing Geologist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt working at the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the second Apollo 17 extravehicular activity at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. [3011 x 3000]


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The Very First Cat in Space, Félicette. She was launched on 18 October 1963, by France, and is the only cat to have survived spaceflight.


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Celestial fireworks - sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy [2603 x 2783]


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Photographer captures crescent Venus


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"A rare sight: 4 different spaceships in one photo. Overall there are 6 spacecraft docked to the International @Space_Station right now, to utilise this unique laboratory to the max. 2 x Soyuz,2 x Progress,a Cygnus and a Dragon," says ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst on 10 Dec 2018. [5568 x 3712][OS]


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Incredible KP5 aurora borealis over Skogafoss, Iceland [OC][2048X1367]


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Astronaut Steven L. Smith, payload commander, retrieves a power tool while standing on the mobile foot restraint at the end of the remote manipulator system. [2048 x 2016]


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Standing at the flight support system in Discovery's aft cargo bay, astronaut Mark C. Lee teams with astronaut Steven L. Smith (out of frame, but reflected here in Lee's helmet visor plate) who is above the payload commander on the end of the RMS. [1013 x 1246]


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Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 mission commander, makes a short checkout of the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the early part of the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity at the Taurus-Littrow landing site.[3000 x 3002]


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In this close-up scene featuring astronaut John Grunsfeld performing a spacewalk to work on the Hubble Space Telescope, the reflection in his helmet visor shows astronaut Andrew Feustel taking the photo as he's perched on the end of the Canadian-built remote manipulator system arm. [2039 x 3072]


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The Mars Climate Orbiter was launched on December 11, 1998 on a Delta II Lite launcher from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The probe was destroyed upon arrival at Mars on September 23, 1999, when a navigation error caused it to miss its target altitude at Mars by 80 to 90 km. [1106 x 1536]


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Astronaut Harrison Schmitt poses on the Lunar surface next to an American flag during Apollo 17. Snapped during the first EVA of the mission the photo captures the Earth in the background and Eugene Cernan in the reflection of Schmitt's visor.[4175 x 4175]


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Took this pic in El Palmar National Park, Entre Ríos, Argentina [1280x853][OS][OC]


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NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet [3000 x 2400]


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Milky way and the northern lights lay together across the sky over Sauðárkrókur, Iceland [946 × 630]


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Mano nebula


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Monday, December 10, 2018

On top op Treasure Mountain Camping Grounds [4752x3168] [OC]


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Comet 46P portrait with our boxer, Kona! Anza Borrego Desert, California (OC)[1365x1706]@jackfusco


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Milky Way, Mars, and Lake Michigan Panorama [9000x9000] [OC]


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One of Endeavour's spacewalkers on STS-61 captured this view of Endeavour backdropped with the blackness of space and the Sun displaying a rayed effect. [4096 x 4096]


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Orbiting Earth at an altitude of 356 nautical miles perched atop a foot restraint on the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Remote Manipulator System arm, astronauts F. Story Musgrave (top) and Jeffrey A. Hoffman wrap up the final of five extravehicular activities. [3738 x 3726]


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Perched on the end of the Columbia's remote manipulator system arm, astronaut Michael J. Massimino, removes the old solar array on the port side of the Hubble Space Telescope.[2964 x 1980]


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While photographing the cargo bay - not yet visited by the Hubble Space Telescope - the STS-61 crew also captured a sunburst. A 70-mm camera, aimed through the Space Shuttle Endeavour's aft flight deck windows, was used to take the image. [4660 x 4691]


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Astronauts John M. Grunsfeld (right) and Richard M. Linnehan, STS-109 payload commander and mission specialist, respectively, are photographed near the giant Hubble Space Telescope temporarily hosted in the Space Shuttle Columbia’s cargo bay[4076 x 4096]


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This time-lapse photograph shows the first stages of the VISIONS-2 Black Brant X rockets as they leave the launch pad from Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, in Norway. [1600 x 2400]


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Astronaut John M. Grunsfeld, STS-109 payload commander, anchored on the end of the Space Shuttle Columbia’s Remote Manipulator System robotic arm, moves toward the giant Hubble Space Telescope temporarily hosted in the orbiter’s cargo bay. [4045 x 4095]


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The Lagoon Nebula [4782 x 6028]


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Nice!


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The Milky Way above Jordan Hot Springs [3060 x 2042]


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Moon on a clear night. [OC] [1080x1080]


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Have a nice week ! Image by Vadim Sadovski http://bit.ly/2PvrBXJ [1080x1080]


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Milky Way Above Snowy Mountains [1920 × 1080]


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