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Aurora Australis

This isn't someone's frame grab of a decorative Halloween scene, although it was photographed on Halloween eve. It is actually a picture of the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights, photographed by one of the Expedition 37 crew members on the International Space Station as the orbital complex flew over Tasmania on Oct. 30. The human-produced hardware in the picture is part of the outpost's robotic arm system.

ESA's fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Albert Einstein, completed its five-month mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.

The European Space Agency's fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4), also known as the "Albert Einstein," begins its relative separation from the International Space Station during the Expedition 37 mission.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, works with a plant experiment in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station.

@AstroKaren The Adriatic Sea. October 18.

The Aft Docking Port Is Empty on ISS

@AstroKaren W/ departure of #ATV4, aft docking port empty. We move our Soyuz there Fri making room for @AstroRM & @Astro_Wakata

Mt. Etna Eruption As Seen From Orbit

@AstroKaren: Our view of Mount Etna erupting. October 26.

ATV-4 Re-enters Earth's Atmosphere

ESA's supply and support ferry ATV Albert Einstein has served the International Space Station faithfully since it was launched from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana in June. Its mission comes to an end next week when it undocks on Monday and enters Earth's atmosphere five days later.

Photographing Our Home Planet From Orbit

European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Expedition 37 flight engineer, uses a still camera to photograph the topography of a point on Earth from a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station. ISS037-E-011221 (14 Oct. 2013) high res (1.5 M) low res (97 K)

Gibraltar At Night As Seen From Orbit

@astro_luca #Gibraltar, a night kiss between two continents. Il bacio notturno tra due continenti: Gibilterra #Volare Image

A cargo resupply demonstration mission by Orbital Sciences Corp. drew to a close Tuesday as Expedition 37 crew members aboard the International Space Station detached and released the Dulles, Va., company's Cygnus spacecraft from the orbiting laboratory.

One of the Expedition 37 crew members aboard the International Space Station took this night photograph on Sept. 25 featuring the northern California region including San Francisco and San Francisco Bay on the west coast, San Jose to the southeast, Modesto and Stockton near the Sierra Nevada to the east, and Oakland to the northeast. Several other cities and communities can be delineated, as well.

Attached to the Harmony node, the first Cygnus commercial cargo spacecraft built by Orbital Sciences Corp., in the grasp of the Canadarm2, is photographed by an Expedition 37 crew member on the International Space Station.

Astronaut Mike Hopkins, aboard the International Space Station, shared this picture of the northern lights on Oct. 9, 2013, saying "The pic doesn't do the northern lights justice.

One of three Expedition 37 crew members aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 20 photographed this night image showing parts of the New Jersey-New York-Connecticut area of the Atlantic coast.

NASA Will Face Solomon's Choice in 2014

Dennis Wingo: There is a story in the Old Testament that illustrates wisdom - the wisdom of King Solomon. Solomon was the king of Israel and had been proclaimed to be the wisest man in the world. The story begins with two women who lived in a house together. Each of them had a child. The first mother gave birth three days before the second one did.

ISS Robotic Arm Training in Montreal

ESA astronaut Timothy Peake and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai during the MSS Robotic Arm (MRO) course at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters near Montreal.

Mission Control Center With Students

In a special viewing room behind the Johnson Space Center's Mission Control Center station flight control room known as FCR-1, students with experiments aboard the Orbital Sciences Corporation Cygnus spacecraft settle in to watch video of the vehicle lifting off atop an Antares rocket from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Va., at 10:58 a.m. (EDT) on Sept. 18, 2013.

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard, is seen as it launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.

First Hint of Sunrise From Space

On July 30, 2013, Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of NASA took this photograph of a sunrise viewed from the International Space Station.

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