Topic: NASA

VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN HOLUHRAUN, ICELAND
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Pictures of the Week: Sept. 12 – Sept. 19

From the result of the Scottish referendum and children returning to bombed out classrooms in Gaza to the Pope marrying 20 couples and NASA’s next exploration spacecraft, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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ISS030 star trail composite using iss030e158927 thru iss030e158944
The Backstory

A Master Class in Space Photography with NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit

Want to know how to take photos from space? NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit gives LightBox the lowdown.

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White Sands Missile Range—Applied Physics Laboratory
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The First Ever Photograph from Space

The first ever photo taken from space has a pretty crazy backstory involving a Nazi engineer.

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From Mars, With Curiosity: How We Get Pictures From the Red Planet

Millions of miles away, the Curiosity rover is taking some of the most important photographs in human history. TIME speaks with the scientists controlling the rover’s cameras

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"A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space." - Reid Wiseman via Twitter, June 1, 2014
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Around the World in 90 Minutes with Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman is a flight engineer. But, for millions of people back on Earth, he’s a social media sensation, who constantly beams back incredible images and videos of our planet.

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Siege of Donetsk Airport
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Pictures of the Week: May 23 – May 30

From the Santa Barbara drive-by shootings and Ukrainian presidential elections to martial law in Thailand and Kim and Kanye’s wedding extravaganza, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Scott salutes the flag after exiting the LEM and beginning his and Irwin's third trek of their lunar stay. Angled sunlight washes through the red, white and blue.
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Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free)

The very ordinariness of some of the pictures from astronaut Jim Erwin’s purpose-built Hasselblad 500 EL camera, one of only 14 Hasselblads which ever flew to the moon, makes them seem both real and otherworldly

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Diving torchbearers are seen during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay underwater Lake Baikal
Man on the Wire

Public Service or Propaganda? Top Handout Photos of 2013

With much attention being drawn to the White House providing their own handout photographs amid concerns over access to photojournalists, TIME presents some of the most entertaining, educational, compelling and controversial photographs from the past year that governments, activists and private companies released to news organizations.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Exclusive: A Timelapse of the Final Ride

350,000 photos shot over the course of 6 days reveal an exclusive look at the Shuttle Endeavour’s final journey through Los Angeles.

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Hubble image of Arp 142
Out There

They Call It the Penguin: Hubble’s Amazing Photo of Galaxies Colliding

Amateur astronomers call it the Penguin, and no wonder. 226 million miles from Earth, the Hubble Telescope has captured two galaxies colliding in a stunning (and beautiful!) pattern.

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