Hubble Captures a Galactic Waltz

This curious galaxy — only known by the seemingly random jumble of letters and numbers 2MASX J16270254+4328340 — has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope dancing the crazed dance of a galactic merger. The galaxy has merged with another galaxy leaving a fine mist, made of millions of stars, spewing from it in long trails.

Origen: Hubble Captures a Galactic Waltz

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Looking Back: International Space Station at the Start of Expedition 1

On Nov. 2, 2000, the Expedition 1 crew – Commander William M. (Bill) Shepherd of NASA and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev and Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko of Roscosmos – arrived at the International Space Station, marking the start of an uninterrupted human presence on the orbiting laboratory.

Origen: Looking Back: International Space Station at the Start of Expedition 1

Northwest Australia From the Space Station’s EarthKAM

This image of the northwest corner of Australia was snapped by a student on Earth after remotely controlling the Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station. The program allows students to request photographs of specific Earth features, which are taken by a special camera mounted on the station when it passes over these features.

Origen: Northwest Australia From the Space Station’s EarthKAM