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Meeting the neighbours

Hubble Meeting the Neighbors

The sphere of space surrounding our galaxy is known as the Local Volume, a region some 35 million light-years in diameter and home to several hundred known galaxies. The subject of this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, a beautiful dwarf irregular galaxy known as PGC 18431, is one of these galaxies. To source

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] The Forefront of Space Science: X-ray Precision Spectroscopic Observation of the Supernova Remnant

| 1 | 2 | 3 | The Supernova Remnant Massive stars will undergo a supernova explosion in the final stages of evolution, during which almost all of the stellar material will be sprinkled into the interstellar space. The energy of the explosion is so tremendous that about 10 days after the explosion, the maximum […]

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TMA-15M landing

Landing highlights

ESA’s Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA’s Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov exit their Soyuz after landing safely in the Kazakh steppe To source

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Sampit, Indonesia

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1A image of the Indonesian island of Borneo, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Expedition 43 Soyuz TMA-15M Landing

Expedition 43 Soyuz Landing

The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 43 commander Terry Virts of NASA, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency (ESA) near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, June 11, 2015. To source

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Landing replay

ESA’s Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA’s Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov exit their Soyuz after landing safely in the Kazakh steppe To source

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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti back on Earth

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov landed safely today in the Kazakh steppe after a three-hour ride in their Soyuz spacecraft. They left the International Space Station at 10:20 GMT at the end of their six-month stay on the research complex. To source

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