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Made in space!!  I made this dinosaur for my son last Sunday, September 22.  It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers found here on the International Space Station.  It is lightly stuffed with scraps from a used t-shirt. KN from space.

'Made in Space!' Astronaut Sews Dinosaur Toy from Space Station Scraps. NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg's stuffed toy dinosaur floats on the International Space Station. She made the doll for her son using materials she found on the orbiting outpost.

Made in space!!  I made this dinosaur for my son last Sunday, September 22.  It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers found here on the International Space Station.  It is lightly stuffed with scraps from a used t-shirt. KN from space.

'Made in Space!' Astronaut Sews Dinosaur Toy from Space Station Scraps. NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg's stuffed toy dinosaur floats on the International Space Station. She made the doll for her son using materials she found on the orbiting outpost.

The 'Wave at Saturn" event will be the first time Earthlings have had advance notice that their picture will be taken from interplanetary distances. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The 'Wave at Saturn" event will be the first time Earthlings have had advance notice that their picture will be taken from interplanetary distances.

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On July the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn will image Earth from nearly a billion miles away.

Smile at Saturn Day: July 19

On July the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn will image Earth from nearly a billion miles away.

Smile at Saturn Day: July 19

On July the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn will image Earth from nearly a billion miles away.

The Earth and the Astronaut – 1969

Apollo 9 Command/Service Modules (CSM) nicknamed “Gumdrop” and Lunar Module (LM), nicknamed “Spider” are shown docked together as Command Module pilot David R. Scott stands in the open hatch. Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, t.

The Earth and the Astronaut – 1969

Apollo 9 Command/Service Modules (CSM) nicknamed “Gumdrop” and Lunar Module (LM), nicknamed “Spider” are shown docked together as Command Module pilot David R. Scott stands in the open hatch. Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, t.

WOW! This image shows the spectacular stellar outburst of V838 Monocerotis in 2002. Scientists now suspect the outburst was caused by a so-called "common-envelope event," an outburst from two stars sharing a gas shell. Image released Jan. 24, 2013.

Image of the star Monocerotis reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen dust patterns ever since the star suddenly brightened for.

A star steals its partners spotlight in the Southern Ring Nebula

It’s the dim star, not the bright one, near the center of NGC 3132 that created this odd but beautiful planetary nebula. Nicknamed the Eight-Burst Nebula and the Southern Ring Nebula, the glowing gas originated in the outer layers of a star like our Sun.

NASA - Earth Month 2013

"Earth Lights at Night" - NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of the Western Hemisphere at night in