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Cyclone Nargis seen by Envisat Launched in 2002, Envisat was the largest Earth Observation spacecraft ever built. It carried ten sophisticated optical and radar instruments to provide continuous observation and monitoring of Earth's land, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps.
The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station (ISS). Several large metropolitan areas are visible, marked by their relatively large and brightly lit areas, including the capital cities of Madrid, Spain —located near the center of the peninsula’s interior—and Lisbon, Portugal—located along the southwestern coastline.
Only two sets of people can fly around the entire world in one night. One is rumored to reside at the North Pole; the others live on the International Space Station (ISS).
Jan. 6, 2012 — The right place at the right time... that's all it took (along with some great camera skills!)
Science : Dust Scooped From Asteroid Confirms Source of Earth-Bound Meteorites The three dimensional structure of an dust particle retrieved from the Itokawa asteroid. [Video © Science/AAAS]
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