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“Santa’s Sleigh” Will Be Visible On Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, when you look up at the sky in Great Britain, you will be able to come across a weird passing light that is shining high up among the stars. Is it the Santa’s sleigh? NO! Actually it will be a quick movement of the International Space Station (ISS) […]

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An Amazing Self-Healing Material Could Repair Damaged Spacecraft Instantly

After a micrometeoroid struck the International Space Station (ISS), the air inside the station started to go quickly out of the hole into the vacuum of space. However, just in a few seconds, before the station came into destruction, the hole sealed itself and ensured the entire safety of the […]

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Astronauts Evacuated from ISS due to Suspected Toxic Gas Leak

Not long ago, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) had to be evacuated from the US section of the orbiting satellite, because they feared that kind of toxic substances was suspected to leak from the cooling system. While at first the incident was reported to be caused by a […]

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Mind-Blowing Time-Lapse Image from ISS

During the six-month stay on the ISS, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst captured 12,500 images of Earth from space. Upon his return back to Earth after completion of this mission, he produced a time-lapse of the view depicting the beauty of Earth with all images he had taken, which is definitely […]

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Image credit: GoPro in water by Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, and Alexander Gerst. Screen capture from YouTube.

The Astronauts on the ISS Submerge a GoRpo into a Floating Ball of Water

In order to know better about the behavior of water surface tension in microgravity, three astronauts –Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, and Alexander Gerst, during their Expedition 40 in summer of 2014, had made the decision to insert a GoPro camera inside a floating ball of water when they were aboard the […]

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Traces of Sea Plankton Found on Surface of International Space Station

Scientists have made a surprising discovery when they were examining samples taken from the exterior surface of the International Space Station (ISS)-traces of sea plankton and other microbes growing on the surface of the illuminators. More interestingly, it appears that they could have been living in such an environments for […]

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