ISERV Viewer – New online tool for viewing images of Earth from ISS

ISERV Viewer – New online tool for viewing images of Earth from ISS

A new user-friendly online resource interface – ISERV Viewer – with nearly two years of Earth images taken from a space station camera was recently released to the public. The interface is a world map that links to thousands of images made by the ISERV camera.ISERV (Int

Jellyfish Flame on the International Space Station

Jellyfish Flame on the International Space Station

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station report seeing flames that behave like jellyfish while conducting experiments on how fuel burns in microgravity. They’re looking at how quickly it burns, the conditions needed for soot to form – and how mixtu

Study finds astronauts' hearts become more spherical in space

Study finds astronauts' hearts become more spherical in space

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd

Sensing lightning from ISS

Sensing lightning from ISS

Across the atmosphere of Earth, lightning flashes about 50 times per second. That’s 4.3 million times a day and roughly 1.5 billion times a year. Using a new instrument on the International Space Station (ISS), scientists are trying to observe and dissect at

The world outside my window – Time-lapse of Earth from the ISS

The world outside my window – Time-lapse of Earth from the ISS

This great montage of time-lapse photography from the International Space Station was made by David Peterson and collected from many images taken in Expeditions 29, 30 and 31. 

The goal with this sequence was to bring a bit more attention to the

15th anniversary of International Space Station

15th anniversary of International Space Station

On November 20, 1998, the first module for International Space Station (ISS) was successfully launched on a Russian Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome Site 81 in Kazakhstan to a 400 km (250 miles) high orbit with a designed lifetime of at least 15 years.

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Steam plume observed at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

Steam plume observed at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

Gaua, also known as Santa Maria Island, is part of the Vanuatu Archipelago, a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Just 20 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter, Gaua Island is actually the exposed upper cone and summit of

Eruption of Pavlof volcano seen from space on May 18, 2013

Eruption of Pavlof volcano seen from space on May 18, 2013

Situated in the Aleutian Arc about 625 miles (1,000 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, Pavlof volcano began erupting on May 13, 2013 and Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) changed its volcanic alert level from Advisory to Watch and aviation color dode from