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November 3, 2010 12:14 by scibuff

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Best of Earth from the ISS – The International Space Station has been orbiting the Earth every day for over 10 years, and the astronauts all say their favorite pastime is looking at the Earth. During the past 10 years, the crews have taken some great pictures of our planet, and these images provide a unique look at our world. These are just a few of the spectacular views of Earth from the space station. –Nancy Atkinson / Universe Today

NASA’s Comet Mission May Face Multiple Jets Nov. 4 – Two movies derived from images taken by the two cameras aboard NASA’s EPOXI mission spacecraft show comet Hartley 2 is, as expected, quite active, and it provides information on the nucleus’s rotation. The spacecraft has been imaging Hartley 2 almost daily since Sept. 5, in preparation for its scheduled Nov. 4 flyby of the comet –NASA/JPL

Ten years of the International Space Station – 10 years ago today, Expedition 1 Commander Bill Shepherd and Flight Engineers Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko climbed aboard the International Space Station, marking the first of 3652 days of continuous occupation so far. I think that on that day a decade ago, we truly became a space-faring species. –Phil Plait / Bad Astronomy

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Stunning New Space Images

Gallery Pick of the Day

Good night Discovery! - Credit: Camilla Corona

Good night Discovery! - Credit: Camilla Corona

The photo above is “Pick of the Day” from one of the three galleries: Astronomy Gallery, Space Shuttle Gallery and Space Station Gallery.-

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