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Space
Space
Earth From Space -17 Jun 2015
30 PICTURES
Space
Space
The Universe Through NASA’s Hubble Telescope - 18 Apr 2012
55 PICTURES
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September 08, 2011
SUPERNOVA/ - Star diagram locating the location of a powerful supernova in the "Big Dipper" constellation...
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SUPERNOVA/ - Star diagram locating the location of a powerful supernova in the "Big Dipper" constellation (AKA "The Plough") that should be visible with binoculars from Friday. RNGS. (SIN07)
News
News
Voyages Into Outer Space - 27 Jun 2011
80 PICTURES
CLIMATE-COPENHAGEN/
RTXRY72
December 17, 2009
A visitor looks at a projection of Space and Earth, a part of the NGO presentation in Oeksnehallen in...
Copenhagen, Denmark
A visitor looks at a projection of Space and Earth in Copenhagen
A visitor looks at a projection of Space and Earth, a part of the NGO presentation in Oeksnehallen in the centre of Copenhagen, December 17, 2009, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (DENMARK - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
OLYMPICS/
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August 08, 2008
Actors perform at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium August...
Beijing, China
Actors perform at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium
Actors perform at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (CHINA)
GOOGLE-SKY/
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August 22, 2007
Thomas Krampe, head of the Hamburg planetarium, speaks during a presentation of Google Sky at the planetarium...
Hamburg, Germany
Head of the Hamburg planetarium Krampe speaks during presentation of Google Sky at the planetarium in...
Thomas Krampe, head of the Hamburg planetarium, speaks during a presentation of Google Sky at the planetarium in Hamburg, northern Germany August 22, 2007. Popular mapping service Google Earth will launch a new feature called Sky, a "virtual telescope" which enables users to float and zoom in on over 100 million individual stars and 200 million galaxies, that the search engine hopes will turn millions of Internet users into stargazers. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
SPACE-STATION/
RTR1S633
July 23, 2007
Flight engineer Clayton Anderson jettisons the video stanchion frame while attached to the International...
Houston, United Kingdom
Flight engineer Clayton Anderson jettisons the video stanchion frame while attached to the International...
Flight engineer Clayton Anderson jettisons the video stanchion frame while attached to the International Space Station's robot arm July 23, 2007. The spacewalking pair will install a televison camera stanchion and jettison a 1,400-pound Early Ammonia Servicer during the planned 6 hour-plus spacewalk. REUTERS/NASA (UNITED STATES)
JORDAN/
RTR1QXGT
June 18, 2007
The planet Venus (R) is seen after being eclipsed by the crescent moon, as seen from Amman, June 18,...
Amman, Jordan
The planet Venus is seen after being eclipsed by the crescent moon, as seen from Amman
The planet Venus (R) is seen after being eclipsed by the crescent moon, as seen from Amman, June 18, 2007. The event is also known as the occultation of Venus by the moon. REUTERS\Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN)
USA
RTXO741
January 31, 2006
A computer screen shows the track of cometary dust going through aerogel at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory...
Livermore, USA
A computer screen shows the track of cometary dust going through aerogel at the Lawrence Livermore L.....
A computer screen shows the track of cometary dust going through aerogel at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, California, January 31, 2006. NASA's Stardust space capsule is the first U.S. mission launched to obtain samples in deep space from beyond the moon and return them to earth. Stardust launched in February 1999 and completed three loops around the sun collecting interstellar and comet dust to finally return to earth January 15, 2006.
PORTUGAL
RTXNU80
October 03, 2005
- COMBO PHOTO - Combination picture shows the annular eclipse as observed in Arguzelo near the northern...
Braganca, Portugal
- COMBO PHOTO - Combination picture shows the annular eclipse as observed in Arguzelo near the north.....
- COMBO PHOTO - Combination picture shows the annular eclipse as observed in Arguzelo near the northern Portugese city of Braganca October 3, 2005. An annular eclipse differs from a total eclipse in that the moon appears too small to completely cover the sun. As a result, the moon is surrounded by an intensely brilliant ring or annulus formed by the outer perimeter of the sun's disk.
NOGUCHI
RTXNO8V
August 05, 2005
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, STS-114 mission specialist representing Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency,...
None, USA
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, STS-114 mission specialist representing Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.....
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, STS-114 mission specialist representing Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, acts as observer and communication relay station between fellow spacewalker [Stephen K. Robinson (out of frame) and astronaut Andrew S. W. Thomas aboard Space Shuttle] Discovery, while perched on a Space Station truss during a part of the mission?s third session of extravehicular activities (EVA) on August 3, 2005. [A portion of the thermal protection tiles on Discovery's underside is visible at lower left. The image was photographed by Robinson using a digital camera.]
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SPACE
RTXNO8T
August 05, 2005
A close-up view of a portion of the thermal protection tiles on Space Shuttle Discovery's underside is...
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A close-up view of a portion of the thermal protection tiles on Space Shuttle Discovery's underside .....
A close-up view of a portion of the thermal protection tiles on Space Shuttle Discovery's underside is featured in this image photographed by [astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, STS-114 mission specialist], during the mission's third session of extravehicular activities (EVA) on August 3, 2005.
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SPACE
RTXNO8R
August 05, 2005
Space Shuttle Discovery's underside thermal protection tiles are featured in this image photographed...
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Space Shuttle Discovery's underside thermal protection tiles are featured in this image photographed.....
Space Shuttle Discovery's underside thermal protection tiles are featured in this image photographed by [astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, STS-114 mission specialist], during the mission's third session of extravehicular activities (EVA) August 3, 2005.
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DISCOVERY
RTXNO63
August 04, 2005
This image taken aboard the Shuttle Discovery August 2, 2005 shows the modifications the crew has made...
None, USA
This image taken aboard the Shuttle Discovery August 2, 2005 shows the modifications the crew has ma.....
This image taken aboard the Shuttle Discovery August 2, 2005 shows the modifications the crew has made to a hacksaw Mission Specialist [Steve Robinson] will carry with him during the third spacewalk. The hacksaw could be used if needed to cut off a thermal protection system gap filler that is protruding from the underside of Discovery.
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DISCOVERY
RTXNNJE
July 27, 2005
The space shuttle Discovery lifts off from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida...
Cape Canaveral, USA
The space shuttle Discovery lifts off from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fl.....
The space shuttle Discovery lifts off from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 26, 2005. A crew of seven astronauts is aboard the craft bound for the International Space Station.
DISCOVERY
RTXNNH6
July 26, 2005
Space shuttle Discovery takes off from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida...
Cape Canaveral, USA
Space shuttle Discovery takes off from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florid.....
Space shuttle Discovery takes off from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 26, 2005. NASA successfully launched space Discovery on Tuesday after a 2-1/2 year struggle to rebuild the shuttle program following the fatal Columbia accident. The shuttle, carrying seven crew members, soared into slightly hazy skies, leaving behind a trail of smoke and flames, while the roar of its solid booster rockets rattled windows and shook the ground across Cape Canaveral in Florida.
USA
RTXNNCZ
July 26, 2005
Three generations including (L-R) grandfather John DeBruyn his son Chad and grandsons Michael and Mark...
Cocoa Beach, USA
Three generations including (L-R) grandfather John DeBruyn his son Chad and grandsons Michael and Ma.....
Three generations including (L-R) grandfather John DeBruyn his son Chad and grandsons Michael and Mark from Cheyenne, Wyoming watch from Cocoa Beach as the space shuttle Discovery lifts off from pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 26, 2005. A crew of seven astronauts is aboard the craft bound for the International Space Station.
VENEZUELA
RTXNDD0
April 08, 2005
The moon passes between the earth and the sun to after an annular solar eclipse as seen from Venezuela's...
Merida, Venezuela
The moon passes between the earth and the sun to after an annular solar eclipse as seen from Venezue.....
The moon passes between the earth and the sun to after an annular solar eclipse as seen from Venezuela's Andean village of Macigual, April 8, 2005. This full eclipse, viewable only from a narrow corridor in [Panama, Colombia and Venezuela], is a rare occurrence known as a hybrid eclipse, due to the fact that parts of the path are annular, leaving a ring of the sun visible around the moon.
DISCOVERY
RTXNDS8
April 07, 2005
Shuttle Discovery sits on top of launch pad 39B after making its way from the Vehicle Assembly Building...
Cape Canaveral, USA
Shuttle Discovery sits on top of launch pad 39B after making its way from the Vehicle Assembly Build.....
Shuttle Discovery sits on top of launch pad 39B after making its way from the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 7, 2005. NASA passed a significant milestone in its two-year quest to return the shuttle fleet to flight.
MOON
RTXN08H
October 28, 2004
- COMPOSITE PHOTO - In a composite photo comprised of 6 separate photos, five of the moon and one of...
Washington, USA
- COMPOSITE PHOTO - In a composite photo comprised of 6 separate photos, five of the moon and one of.....
- COMPOSITE PHOTO - In a composite photo comprised of 6 separate photos, five of the moon and one of the U.S. Capitol, the moon is seen transitioning L to R from full to a state of full lunar eclipse in the evening sky over Washington, October 27, 2004. The picture of the Capitol was taken with a 200mm lens looking east and the photos of the moon were taken with a 400mm lens also looking east as it passed over the U.S. Capitol moving from north to south.
MOON
RTXN07H
October 28, 2004
The moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse over Mexico Citry, October 27,...
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The moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse over Mexico Citry, October 2.....
The moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse over Mexico Citry, October 27, 2004. The brown and orange color happens when the last part of the moon enters the umbra, or shadow of the Earth, and a total eclipse begins.
MOON
RTXMSF7
July 31, 2004
A jet plane takes off from Washington's Reagan National Airport past the moon in the night sky over Alexandria,...
Alexandria, USA
A jet plane takes off from Washington's Reagan National Airport past the moon in the night sky over .....
A jet plane takes off from Washington's Reagan National Airport past the moon in the night sky over Alexandria, Virginia late July 30, 2004. A full moon will appear for the second time this month on Saturday, a cosmic phenomenon termed "blue moon." According to planetarium specialists, a "blue moon" takes place about once every two-and-a-half years. The last time a full moon appeared twice during the same month was in November of 2001.
VENUS
RTXMOBW
June 08, 2004
Venus transits across the sun as seen over Hong Kong June 8, 2004. The transit of Venus, when the planet...
Hong Kong, China
Venus transits across the sun as seen over Hong Kong June 8, 2004. The transit of Venus, when the pl.....
Venus transits across the sun as seen over Hong Kong June 8, 2004. The transit of Venus, when the planet drifts across the face of the Sun [as it travels between the Sun and the Earth, is so rare that no living being has ever witnessed the celestial event. Five transits of Venus have been recorded -- the last occured in 1882.]
MOON
RTXMKW5
May 05, 2004
The Earth's shadow passes across the moon during a lunar eclipse above Cape Town, May 4, 2004.
Cape Town, South Africa
The Earth's shadow passes across the moon during a lunar eclipse above Cape Town, May 4, 2004...
The Earth's shadow passes across the moon during a lunar eclipse above Cape Town, May 4, 2004.
URUGUAY
RTXMARX
November 09, 2003
Five stages of a moon eclipse that had been taken with an interval of 20 minutes between each exposure...
Montevideo, Uruguay
Five stages of a moon eclipse that had been taken with an interval of 20 minutes between each exposu.....
Five stages of a moon eclipse that had been taken with an interval of 20 minutes between each exposure are seen over the oceanographic museum of Montevideo, November 8, 2003. The picture was taken in a multiple exposure as the earth's shadow covered the moon.
JAPAN
RTXM5OU
August 27, 2003
Shungo Tanaka, 4, looks through a telescope to get a closer view of the planet Mars at a park in Kawasaki,...
Kawasaki, Japan
Shungo Tanaka, 4, looks through a telescope to get a closer view of the planet Mars at a park in Kaw.....
Shungo Tanaka, 4, looks through a telescope to get a closer view of the planet Mars at a park in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo August 27, 2003. Mars reached its closest distance to Earth on Wednesday in almost 60,000 years, some 55.72 million km (34.62 million miles) away.
BRITAIN
RTXM5OO
August 27, 2003
Astronomers Angel Torres (L) and Eleanor Gilchrist prepare to view Mars with a telescope at the Royal...
Edinburgh, UK
Astronomers Angel Torres (L) and Eleanor Gilchrist prepare to view Mars with a telescope at the Roya.....
Astronomers Angel Torres (L) and Eleanor Gilchrist prepare to view Mars with a telescope at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh August 27, 2003. Mars and Earth passed closer together than at any time in almost 60,000 years. The historical event happened at 0951GMT on Wednesday when the two planets were 56 million kilometres (35 million miles) apart.
JORDAN
RTXM0LY
May 31, 2003
The remains of an annular eclipse rises in the sky above the Jordanian capital Amman May 31, 2003. Jordanese...
Amman, Jordan
The remains of an annular eclipse rises in the sky above the Jordanian capital Amman May 31, 2003. J.....
The remains of an annular eclipse rises in the sky above the Jordanian capital Amman May 31, 2003. Jordanese on Saturday saw a portion of an annular eclipse, which occurs when the moon covers the center of the sun but not its edges, leaving a ring of fire surrounding the black circle of the moon.
MONKEYS
RTXLWG9
April 13, 2003
Monkeys are held in metal braces ready to undergo testing at the Medical and Biologic Problems Laboratory...
Moscow, Russia
Monkeys are held in metal braces ready to undergo testing at the Medical and Biologic Problems Labor.....
Monkeys are held in metal braces ready to undergo testing at the Medical and Biologic Problems Laboratory outside Moscow, April 15, 2003. Russian scientists at the country's top space medicine centre use animals to test the health effects of life in space.
MONKEYS
RTXLWL3
April 12, 2003
Russian specialist dresses a monkey at the Medical and Biologic Problems Laboratory outside Moscow for...
Moscow, Russia
Russian specialist dresses a monkey at the Medical and Biologic Problems Laboratory outside Moscow f.....
Russian specialist dresses a monkey at the Medical and Biologic Problems Laboratory outside Moscow for the zero gravity testing, April 15, 2003. Russian scientists at the country's top space medicine centre use animals to test the health effects of life in space.
COLUMBIA
RTXLS5P
February 03, 2003
A closeup view of tiles on what is believed to be the underside and rear of the left wing of the space...
Nacodoches, USA
A closeup view of tiles on what is believed to be the underside and rear of the left wing of the spa.....
A closeup view of tiles on what is believed to be the underside and rear of the left wing of the space shuttle Columbia near Nacadoches, Texas February 3, 2003. During lift-off a piece of insulation hit Columbia's left wing and NASA officials said Monday that it could have smashed into the some of the more than 20,000 thermal tiles covering the craft to protect it from burning up on reentry.
HUSBAND
RTXLR74
February 01, 2003
- UNDATED PHOTO - The space shuttle Columbia is feared crashed in northeastern Texas, February 1, 2003....
Washington, USA
- UNDATED PHOTO - The space shuttle Columbia is feared crashed in northeastern Texas, February 1, 20.....
- UNDATED PHOTO - The space shuttle Columbia is feared crashed in northeastern Texas, February 1, 2003. This is the NASA official portrait of astronaut Rick D. Husband, the mission commander.
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ANDERSON
RTXLR71
February 01, 2003
- UNDATED PHOTO - The space shuttle Columbia is feared crashed in northeastern Texas, February 1, 2003....
Washington, USA
- UNDATED PHOTO - The space shuttle Columbia is feared crashed in northeastern Texas, February 1, 20.....
- UNDATED PHOTO - The space shuttle Columbia is feared crashed in northeastern Texas, February 1, 2003. This is an undated official portrait of astronaut MIchael P. Anderson, the payload commander of the mission. ??? USE ONLY
BOEING DELTA II
RTXLRUU
January 29, 2003
A Delta II rocket lifts off its launching pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, January...
Cape Canaveral, USA
A Delta II rocket lifts off its launching pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Janu.....
A Delta II rocket lifts off its launching pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, January 29, 2003. The Boeing Delta II rocket successfully deployed two satellites today for the U.S. Air Force, GPS IIR-8, a satellite for the Air Force Global Positioning System, and XSS-10, a demonstration satellite for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
ZIMBABWE
RTXLNXA
December 04, 2002
The diamond ring effect is pictured during the solar eclipse as seen in the southern Zimbabwe area of...
Plumtree, Zimbabwe
The diamond ring effect is pictured during the solar eclipse as seen in the southern Zimbabwe area o.....
The diamond ring effect is pictured during the solar eclipse as seen in the southern Zimbabwe area of Plumtree, 550 km south west of Harare, December 4, 2002. The second total solar eclipse in southern Africa in two years swept from central [Angola] across to southern [Mozambique].
SPACE
RTXLG0B
August 13, 2002
Stars outnumber Perseid meteors lighting up the night sky of the al-Azraq desert, 70 km (45 miles) east...
Amman, Jordan
Stars outnumber Perseid meteors lighting up the night sky of the al-Azraq desert, 70 km (45 miles) e.....
Stars outnumber Perseid meteors lighting up the night sky of the al-Azraq desert, 70 km (45 miles) east of Amman, in the early hours of August 13, 2002, at the height of a meteor storm that was clearly visible to the naked eye in several parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Meteors are the debris left in the wake of a passing comet infiltrating the Earth's atmosphere. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when Earth passes through a stream of space grit left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle.
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SPACE
RTXLGBR
August 12, 2002
Photographers use tripods to take pictures of Leonid meteors lighting up the night sky of the desert...
Amman, Jordan
Photographers use tripods to take pictures of Leonid meteors lighting up the night sky of the desert.....
Photographers use tripods to take pictures of Leonid meteors lighting up the night sky of the desert near Amman, in the early hours of August 12, 2002, at the height of a meteor storm that was clearly visible to the naked eye in several parts of the Middle East and Asia. Meteors are the debris left in the wake of a passing comet infiltrating the Earth's atmosphere.The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when Earth passes through a stream of space grit left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle.
SPACE
RTXLGBQ
August 12, 2002
Stars outnumber Leonid meteors lighting up the night sky of the desert near Amman, in the early hours...
Amman, Jordan
Stars outnumber Leonid meteors lighting up the night sky of the desert near Amman, in the early hour.....
Stars outnumber Leonid meteors lighting up the night sky of the desert near Amman, in the early hours of August 12, 2002 at the height of a meteor storm that was clearly visible to the naked eye in several parts of the Middle East and Asia. Meteors are the debris left in the wake of a passing comet infiltrating the Earth's atmosphere.The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when Earth passes through a stream of space grit left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle. ??? taken with 400 ASA film with 10 minutes exposure.
ENDEAVOUR
RTXLAUA
June 05, 2002
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin...
Cape Canaveral, USA
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to be.....
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin Mission STS-111 on June 5, 2002. [Endeavour will travel to the International Space Station on a mission to exchange crews.]
ENDEAVOUR
RTXL9VG
May 30, 2002
The space shuttle Endeavour stands poised atop launch pad 39A for mission STS-111 at the Kennedy Space...
Cape Canaveral, USA
The space shuttle Endeavour stands poised atop launch pad 39A for mission STS-111 at the Kennedy Spa.....
The space shuttle Endeavour stands poised atop launch pad 39A for mission STS-111 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida May 30, 2002. The shuttle is expected to carry a replacement crew to the International Space Station later today.
RAMON
RTXLAFG
May 29, 2002
Israeli Space Agency astronaut Ilan Ramon is shown in an official NASA portrait. Ramon is scheduled to...
Cape Canaveral, USA
Israeli Space Agency astronaut Ilan Ramon is shown in an official NASA portrait. Ramon is scheduled .....
Israeli Space Agency astronaut Ilan Ramon is shown in an official NASA portrait. Ramon is scheduled to fly aboard the space shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107 on July 11, 2002. Columbia's astronauts are expected to perform research in the SPACEHAB module.
JUPITER
RTXLA9C
May 28, 2002
-PHOTO TAKEN 13OCT01- Hot eruption sites scattered across Jupiter's moon Io stand out dramatically in...
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-PHOTO TAKEN 13OCT01- Hot eruption sites scattered across Jupiter's moon Io stand out dramatically i.....
-PHOTO TAKEN 13OCT01- Hot eruption sites scattered across Jupiter's moon Io stand out dramatically in an infrared image taken October 13, 2001, by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it sped past this most volcanically active of all known worlds. The image was released May 28, 2002 by NASA. The infrared image (R) serves as a thermal map to nearly a full hemisphere of Io. An image from Galileo's camera showing the same face of Io (L) is included for correlating the heat-sensing infrared data with geological features apparent in visible wavelengths. (CREDIT : REUTERS/JPL NASA/Handout)
SOYUZ TM
RTXL86O
May 05, 2002
The landing capsule of Soyuz TM with a crew including South African space tourist Mark Shuttleworth,...
Arkalyk, KAZAKSTAN
The landing capsule of Soyuz TM with a crew including South African space tourist Mark Shuttleworth,.....
The landing capsule of Soyuz TM with a crew including South African space tourist Mark Shuttleworth, touches the ground in the steppe near the Kazakh town of Arkalyk, May 5, 2002. The international crew consisting of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gidzenko, his Italian colleague Roberto Vittori and Shuttleworth safely landed on Sunday, after spending eight days aboard the International Space Station.
SOYUZ TM
RTXL86N
May 05, 2002
The landing capsule of Soyuz TM with a crew including South African space tourist Mark Shuttleworth,...
Arkalyk, KAZAKSTAN
The landing capsule of Soyuz TM with a crew including South African space tourist Mark Shuttleworth,.....
The landing capsule of Soyuz TM with a crew including South African space tourist Mark Shuttleworth, touches the ground in the steppe near the Kazakh town of Arkalyk, May 5, 2002. The international crew consisting of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gidzenko, his Italian colleague Roberto Vittori and Shuttleworth safely landed on Sunday, after spending eight days aboard the International Space Station.
CONE NEBULA
RTXL7DV
April 30, 2002
Jubilant astronomers unveiled April 30, 2002 humankind's most spectacular views of the universe as captured...
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Jubilant astronomers unveiled April 30, 2002 humankind's most spectacular views of the universe as c.....
Jubilant astronomers unveiled April 30, 2002 humankind's most spectacular views of the universe as captured by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The Cone Nebula, M17 is pictured in this NASA handout photo. As spectacular as the central subjects of the photographs are, the background is of critical importance to astronomers. What appear as jewel-toned pinwheels, ovals and diamonds on the blackness of space are actually faraway galaxies. The sharpness of these images will allow scientists to study the furthest reaches of the universe.
MARS
RTXL420
March 01, 2002
View of the south pole of Mars from measurements made during the first week of Mars Odyssey Spacecraft...
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View of the south pole of Mars from measurements made during the first week of Mars Odyssey Spacecra.....
View of the south pole of Mars from measurements made during the first week of Mars Odyssey Spacecraft mapping, in February, 2002. The Mars Odyssey spacecraft has identified what appear to be large areas of ice on the red planet's surface, U.S. space scientists said on March 1, 2002, a discovery that could prove key to the search for life there. Odyssey, which began mapping the Martian surface last week, used a suite of gamma ray spectrometer instruments to detect significant amounts of hydrogen near the planet's south pole, which scientists said are most likely due to the presence of ice formed from water. Soil enriched in hydrogen is indicated by the deep blue colors on the map, where a low intensity of epithermal neutrons is found.
COLUMBIA
RTXL401
March 01, 2002
The space shuttle Columbia lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, March 1, 2002. Columbia...
Cape Canaveral, USA
The space shuttle Columbia lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, March 1, 2002. Colum.....
The space shuttle Columbia lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, March 1, 2002. Columbia is flying to the Hubble Space Telescope on a refurbishment mission.
MOON
RTXL3IJ
February 28, 2002
The full moon pictured (L-R) at 15 minute intervals shines increasingly brighter in Amman's sky February...
Amman, Jordan
The full moon pictured (L-R) at 15 minute intervals shines increasingly brighter in Amman's sky Febr.....
The full moon pictured (L-R) at 15 minute intervals shines increasingly brighter in Amman's sky February 27, 2002, in this combination photo. The full moon on Wednesday night will be as close to the earth as it gets during its elliptical orbit, the U.S. space agency NASA said. As a result the full moon, the biggest and brightest of the year will appear nine percent wider than normal and shine 20 percent more brightly.
SPACE MIR
RTRFQUZ
March 16, 2001
The planned farewell fall to earth of the fabled Russian space station Mir next week will be filmed and...
Washington, USA
FILE PHOTO OF MIR SPACE STATION.
The planned farewell fall to earth of the fabled Russian space station Mir next week will be filmed and broadcast several hours afterward over the Internet for all the world to see, a Los Angeles space aficionado said March 16, 2001. The splashdown of Mir, shown in this June 1998 file photo, will be tracked at
www.mirreentry.com.

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YEAREND
RTRPN8X
February 01, 2001
From ground-based telescopes, this cosmic object - the glowing remains
of a dying, sun-like star - resembles...
Washington, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2001.
From ground-based telescopes, this cosmic object - the glowing remains
of a dying, sun-like star - resembles the head and thorax of a
garden-variety ant. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image,
released on February 1, 2001, of the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3,
or Mz3) shows even more detail, revealing the "ant's" body as a pair of
fiery lobes protruding from the dying star. REUTERS/NASA

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