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This is What Comet NEOWISE Looks Like from the ISS

As photographers across the world are trying their hands at shooting Comet NEOWISE before it's gone for the next 6,000 years, astronauts onboard the ISS have a nice view of the comet that isn't obscured by Earth's atmosphere. Here's a 7-minute real-time video showing what NEOWISE looks like from about 254 miles above our planet's surface.

A Gorgeous Tour of the Earth, As Seen from the ISS

Philadelphia-based photographer Bruce W. Berry Jr. took recent photos and videos captured from the International Space Station (ISS) and edited them into this gorgeous 6-minute short film that takes viewers on a journey around the world.

How NASA’s Iconic ‘Earthrise’ Photo Was Shot

"Earthrise" is an iconic photo of Earth rising up from the Moon's horizon that's considered one of the most important environmental photos ever made. Here's a fascinating 3-minute visualization by NASA that recreates how the photo was shot in real-time.

How to Use Your Camera to Calculate the Speed of Earth’s Spin

Earth is spinning... and fast! It was during my first nights in astrophotography that it became very concrete for me. By taking pictures of the stars, one quickly obtains a change of star physiognomy that confirms the rotation of the earth. In this article, I describe how to use this phenomenon to measure the rotational speed of the earth with a simple camera.

Who Shot the Iconic Apollo 8 Earthrise Photo?

Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to leave Earth's orbit, orbit the Moon, and return to Earth. Since it wasn't a moon landing, though, it tends to not be as celebrated as other manned moon missions. But the photo known as Earthrise was captured during this mission on December 24th, 1968, becoming an iconic piece of history. This 6-minute video from Vintage Space explores the question of who the person behind the camera was.