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Timelapse Shows How Astronauts Install New Solar Arrays on the ISS

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide has captured an incredible timelapse video of fellow astronauts Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Shane Kimbrough of NASA spacewalking outside of the International Space Station (ISS) "Alpha" while installing a new solar array.

Astronaut Tweets Photo of the Nikon DSLRs on the ISS

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has been regularly sharing photos of Earth he's shooting during his 6 month stay on the International Space Station. He's often asked about the gear he uses up there, so he decided to Tweet the above photo to show everyone.

ISS Celebrates 100,000 Orbits with Beautiful Sunrise Timelapse

Now THIS is a sunrise timelapse. Captured by astronaut Jeff Williams on the International Space Station as a way to celebrate the station's 100,000th tour around the world, the video is breathtaking in the way only images of our planet from space can really be.

NASA Astronaut Tweets Photos of First Flowers Ever Grown in Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has attracted over 700,000 followers on Twitter by regularly sharing beautiful snapshots of Earth, as seen from the International Space Station.

Over the past few days, however, Kelly has been photographing something a little closer to his home: the first flowers ever grown in space.

ISS Astronauts Take the Nikon D2Xs on a Spacewalk, Snap Some Selfies Along the Way

While taking the first of three scheduled spacewalks aboard the International Space Station this month, the Expedition 41 team decided to make the most of their 6 hour and 13 minute spacewalk by taking some incredible photographs of their mission. Beforehand though, they made sure to turn the camera on themselves, capturing a few self portraits while hanging around outside of their vehicle almost 100 miles above Earth’s surface.

Astronaut Reid Wiseman Offers an Incredible Look at What Lighting Storms Look Like From Space

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman has been on the International Space Station since May 2014. Since arriving on the ISS, Wiseman has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter and Vine by posting jaw-dropping photos and videos of his views during the mission.

Yesterday he posted a simple six-second video that's blowing minds around the web. It shows what a lightning storm here on Earth looks like when viewed from high above our planet.

Scientists May Do Quantum Entanglement Test with a 400mm Nikon Lens on the ISS

Albert Einstein once described quantum entanglement as "spooky action at distance." The basic idea behind it is that certain things (e.g. particles, molecules) can interact with each other instantly (or nearly instantly) regardless of how far apart they are. For example, pairs of photons can affect one another when separated by vast distances, with the effects occurring even faster than light could have traveled between the two points.

A Glimpse at Where Camera Gear is Kept on the International Space Station

If you're a photography enthusiast and ever have the good fortune of finding yourself floating around on the International Space Station, here are two words you should know: service module. Formally called the "Zvezda Service Module," it's the component of the ISS that houses all of the station's life support systems, and is where the astronauts gather if there is any kind of emergency. But here's the main reason you'll want to pay the module visit: the fancy camera equipment used by the astronauts is stored on the walls!

Astronauts on the ISS Use a ‘NightPod’ to Stabilize Their Low-Light Photos

Astronaut photographers on the International Space Station have been beaming quite a few photographs of Earth as of late, but have you ever wondered how they manage capture relatively sharp photographs of Earth's cities at night?

The speed at which the ISS hurtles around our planet is indeed a major challenge for low-light photography, and astronauts in the past have tried to overcome it by using high-speed film or by doing some manual tracking (which is very hit-and-miss). Luckily, space shooters nowadays have a new special tool up their sleeve: the NightPod.

A Time-Lapse Message From the ISS to All of Humankind

Photographs captured by astronauts on the International Space Station are in the public domain, so they're often remixed into gorgeous time-lapse videos. Italian filmmaker Giacomo Sardelli went a step beyond many of the ISS time-lapses we've seen by adding in more than just epic music: he included short audio messages recorded by the astronauts who worked in the space station.