Topic: Space

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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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"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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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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Pictures of the Week: November 30 – December 7

From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble,” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Out There

The Cosmos In Living Color: Michael Benson’s Interstellar Imagery

Multimedia artist Michael Benson begins with filtered, black-and-white imagery sent back by space probes at the edge of existence. He ends with colorful, high-definition visions of a universe in motion.

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Muhammed Muheisen–AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: September 28 – October 5

From the U.S. presidential debate in Denver and a ferry disaster in Hong Kong to Europe’s unbelievable Ryder Cup comeback in Illinois and a tiger cub at the Shanghai Zoo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Man on the Wire

Finding Beauty: Fractal Patterns on Earth as Seen from Space

Over the past two years Professor Paul Bourke has scoured all four corners of the world—via Google Earth—to find incredible geometric structures of a similar nature.

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Out There

The Last Pictures Travel to Space by Trevor Paglen

Later this year, a communication satellite, the EchoStar XVI, will be launched from Kazakhstan. What makes EchoStar XVI unique is not the unfathomable depths of time it will vault, but the fact that it will carry an art project.

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Live From Mars: Interactive 360 Panorama from the Curiosity Rover

A new panorama just released by NASA’s Curiosity rover team shows us a fresh look at the Gale Crater on Mars.

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Out There

Exclusive from NASA: The New Tallest Building in New York City, From Above

The view of New York from the International Space Station evolved today, as the new World Trade tower became the tallest building in the city.

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