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Unique: Taken by Russian satellite Elektro-L, this image of the Red Sea region clearly show various land colours according to terrain and finely detail the height contours of mountains

THRUST A FRIEND   A photograph by NASA astronaut Don Pettitt offers a previously unseen view of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station last week.  (Photo: NASA via The Telegraph)

A long filament erupted on the sun on Aug. 31, 2012. The filament of solar material had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, or corona, and erupted into space, creating a coronal mass ejection, or CME. The flare traveled at an astonishing 900 miles per second, and connected with Earth's magnetic environment, causing aurora to appear on the night of Sept. 3.

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View from the ISS at Night by Knate Myers. Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS.

Space Shuttle Launch - Pixdaus