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unknownskywalker:

Progress 47 approaches the ISS
An unpiloted Progress resupply vehicle approaches the International Space Station, carrying 2.8 tons of food, fuel and supplies. The cargo delivery includes 1,988 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen and air, 926 pounds of water and 2,703 pounds of spare parts, resupply items and experiment hardware for the residents of the space station.
Progress 47 docked to the station’s Pirs Docking Compartment at 10:39 a.m. (EDT) on April 22, 2012. In the background are the northeast part of the Greek Island of Corfu; the strait of Corfu (center); and the Greek-Albanian mainland (top-top right). The city of Kerkyra (Corfu) is on seen the island at bottom-center.

unknownskywalker:

Progress 47 approaches the ISS

An unpiloted Progress resupply vehicle approaches the International Space Station, carrying 2.8 tons of food, fuel and supplies. The cargo delivery includes 1,988 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen and air, 926 pounds of water and 2,703 pounds of spare parts, resupply items and experiment hardware for the residents of the space station.

Progress 47 docked to the station’s Pirs Docking Compartment at 10:39 a.m. (EDT) on April 22, 2012. In the background are the northeast part of the Greek Island of Corfu; the strait of Corfu (center); and the Greek-Albanian mainland (top-top right). The city of Kerkyra (Corfu) is on seen the island at bottom-center.

Tagged with:  #space  #science  #awesome

smithsonianmag:

Never-Before-Seen Photos From the Early Days of Space Exploration

The Gemini astronauts also took some of the most memorable photos in NASA history. You’d think we would have seen them all by now. But with Nasa’s help and funding, a team of researchers at Arizona State University led by lunar scientist Mark Robinson has retrieved from the archives dozens of outtakes that never made it into wide circulation.

Photos: NASA

Ed note: Check out our friends at Air & Space for more stunning photos from the Gemini mission.

(via bbook)

Tagged with:  #awesome  #space  #gif  #space station
dvdp:

Complete time-lapse video of the Sun, spanning the entire  months of September, October and November 2011 as seen through the SWAP  ultraviolet instrument onboard the European Space Agency spacecraft  Proba-2.

dvdp:

Complete time-lapse video of the Sun, spanning the entire months of September, October and November 2011 as seen through the SWAP ultraviolet instrument onboard the European Space Agency spacecraft Proba-2.

(via itsfullofstars)

Tagged with:  #science  #space  #sun

unknownskywalker:

Kepler confirms its first planet in habitable zone

The top diagram compares our own solar system to Kepler-22, a star system containing the first habitable zone planet discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission. The habitable zone is the sweet spot around a star where temperatures are right for water to exist in its liquid form. Liquid water is essential for life on Earth.

Kepler-22’s star is a bit smaller than our sun, so its habitable zone is slightly closer in. The top diagram shows an artist’s rendering of the planet comfortably orbiting within the habitable zone, similar to where Earth circles the sun. Kepler-22b has a yearly orbit of 289 days. The planet, Kepler-22b, is the smallest known to orbit in the middle of the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It’s about 2.4 times the size of Earth.

Scientists do not yet know if the planet has a predominantly rocky, gaseous or liquid composition. It’s possible that the world would have clouds in its atmosphere, as depicted here in the artist’s interpretation.

(via itsfullofstars)

Tagged with:  #photography  #moon  #space  #science
First image of the Earth

First image of the Earth

tfail:

White Cosmonaut - Jeremy Geddes

tfail:

White Cosmonaut - Jeremy Geddes

Tagged with:  #art  #space  #Photography