Welcome to Earth! Three people landed back on planet Earth this morning after spending more than four months in space. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade), European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy landed in their Soyuz spacecraft in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 3:37 a.m. EST.
Together, the crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, as well as Earth and other physical sciences aboard the International Space Station (@iss). Their time aboard marked the first long-term increase in crew size on the U.S. segment of the International Space Station from three to four, allowing us to maximize time dedicated to research on the station.
Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Don’t be fooled! The cosmic swirl of stars in this Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) image may seem tranquil and unassuming, but this spiral galaxy actually displays some explosive tendencies.
In October of 2011, a cataclysmic burst of high-energy gamma-ray radiation — known as a gamma-ray burst — was detected coming from the region of sky containing this galaxy. Astronomers believe that the galaxy was the host of the burst, given that the chance of a coincidental alignment between the two is roughly 1 in 10 million. At a distance of around 185 million light-years from Earth, it was the second-closest gamma-ray burst ever detected.
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Aurora by @larsmathisen_photography .
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Tonight, the Geminid Meteor Show peaks. The best time to view is between midnight and 4 a.m. local time. Go outside, away from lights, and give you eyes time to adjust. Look up and enjoy nature’s show! If it is cloudy where you are, we have a live feed from our wide-field camera located at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Automated Lunar and Meteor Observatory. Our skies are clear, so if it is cloudy where you are, watch and maybe you will see some Geminids! Check out the live feed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc/pop-out.
The sunset in the post was recorded by NASA’s Curiosity Rover at the end of its 956th day on Mars. - @nimblenews
"The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently," said Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M, who helped plan the observations. "When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does. The rest of the sky is yellow to orange, as yellow and red light scatter all over the sky instead of being absorbed or staying close to the sun."
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