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September 29th, 2010 by Robert Simmon
An astronaut took this photograph of dust obscuring the Taklamakan Desert, with the Tien Shan mountains in the distance, on September 5, 2010.
September 21st, 2010 by Robert Simmon
While poking around the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth (tens of thousands of photos of Earth from space, dating back to the Mercury program) I found this photo of the Milky Way rising (setting?) above the Earth’s limb:
Taken from the Space Shuttle Discovery on April 18, 2010.
September 10th, 2010 by Robert Simmon
Really busy this week, so I’ll just post this slightly off-center satellite view of Mount St. Helens:
Click for the large version, and be sure to check out Devastation and Recovery at Mt. St. Helens to see the volcano and its surroundings every year from 1979 to 2009, including the immediate aftermath of the 1980 eruption. 2010 coming soon. (Image acquired by the Advanced Land Imager on board Earth Observing-1 on August 23, 2010.)
August 20th, 2010 by Robert Simmon