Роскосмос (@roscosmosofficial)


«Turksat-4B» — второй телекоммуникационный космический аппарат, созданный японской корпорацией MELCO для турецкого оператора спутниковой связи Turksat Satellite Communicatio. Новый спутник обеспечит предоставление услуг вещания и широкополосной связи на территории Турции, в Европе, Центральной Азии, Африке и на Ближнем Востоке. Turksat 4B is the second telecommunications spacecraft built by MELCO, a leading Japanese satellite manufacturer, for Turkey’s satellite operator Turksat Satellite Communication. The two satellites will enable Turksat AS to offer telecommunication and direct TV broadcasting services throughout Turkey, as well as in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. #ПротонМ #Turksat4B #роскосмос #космос #ракета #протон #байконур #cosmos #space #rocket #proton #spacecraft #baikonur #roscosmos Фото опубликовано Роскосмос/Roscosmos (@roscosmosofficial)

17 лет назад с космодрома Байконур был осуществлен запуск, который положил начало строительству Международной космической станции. 20 ноября 1998 года ракета-носитель «Протон-К» доставила на орбиту функционально-грузовой блок «Заря» — первый модуль МКС. 17 years ago on 20 November 1998, a Russian Proton rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Its payload was a single module called Zarya, that would serve as the first component of the International Space Station. #роскосмос #космос #мкс #заря #cosmos #space #iss #zarya #roscosmos #roscosmosofficial

Фото опубликовано Роскосмос/Roscosmos (@roscosmosofficial)


Сергей Волков (@volkov_iss)


#Афины с борта #МКС. Столица Греции — завораживающий город! #Athens — the capital of #Greece from the #ISS

Фото опубликовано Сергей Волков // Sergey Volkov (@volkov_iss)

Это наши корабли: «Союз», пристыкованный к модулю «Рассвет», и «Прогресс» у стыковочного отсека «Пирс». Сегодня мы с Олегом Кононенко начали готовиться к приёму еще одного грузового корабля «Прогресс», который прибудет к нам 2 октября, если считать по московскому времени. Russian «Soyuz» manned spacecraft and «Progress» cargo transport spacecraft. Today together with Oleg Kononenko we have started preparation for the arrival of another spacecraft «Progress» on October 2. Фото опубликовано Сергей Волков // Sergey Volkov (@volkov_iss)


Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly)


Day 246. Earth in a warm blanket of dusk. #GoodNight from @ISS! #YearInSpace #night #dusk #evening #space #spacestation #iss #earth

Фото опубликовано Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly)

#ThrowbackThursday I admit, last week I took a #selfie at work. #YearInSpace #TBT #spacewalk #space #SpaceSelfie #spacestation #iss

Фото опубликовано Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly)


Kjell Lindgren (@astro_kjell)


Chaotic and gorgeous. The #StoryOfWater. Фото опубликовано Kjell Lindgren (@astro_kjell)

A mosaic of agriculture.

Фото опубликовано Kjell Lindgren (@astro_kjell)

Water carvings in Africa. The #StoryOfWater. Фото опубликовано Kjell Lindgren (@astro_kjell)

Kimiya Yui (@astro_kimiya)


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Фото опубликовано Kimiya Yui (@astro_kimiya)


CASIS (@iss_casis)



NASA Exploration Systems (@explorenasa)


Did you know that NASA’s Space Launch System (#SLS) rocket has capabilities well beyond the red planet? NASA’s is planning a flyby mission to Jupiter’s ocean-harboring moon #Europa in the early- to mid-2020s. Flying SLS instead of currently available rockets would slash the probe’s journey to the #Jupiter system from about eight years to less than three years. Let’s learn a little more about Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa. Glacial cracks and ridges scar its frigid white plains, carving paths across an icy shell that conceals a deep ocean of liquid water. Closer inspection of the moon’s fractured #topography reveals highly disrupted areas, called chaos terrains, where blocks of ice appear to have broken off, drifted and refrozen to the surface. Searching for an explanation of how these features formed, researchers studying images of Europa taken by NASA’s Galileo #spacecraft have come up with an answer. As plumes of warm ocean water rise to the subsurface, massive lakes develop inside the moon’s crust—some larger than North America’s Great Lakes combined. Over time, the ice directly above these lakes collapses, splintering into floating geometric fragments that rotate, raft and resettle into all kinds of chaotic configurations. Happy #spaceSaturday everybody! Credit: NASA #NASA #deepspace #moons #planets Фото опубликовано NASA Exploration Systems (@explorenasa)


Hubble Telescope (@hubble_space)


NGC 281 #hubble #space #telescope #far #away #amazing #orange #blue #stars #gas #universe #galaxy #sky Фото опубликовано Hubble Telescope (@hubble_space)

#hubble #space #telescope #stars #planet #crazy Фото опубликовано Hubble Telescope (@hubble_space)


Curiosity Rover (@marscuriosity)



Astronomy Picture Of The Day (@astronomypicturesdaily)


They might look like trees on Mars, but they’re not. Groups of dark brown streaks have been photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on melting pinkish sand dunes covered with light frost. The above image was taken in 2008 April near the North Pole of Mars. At that time, dark sand on the interior of Martian sand dunes became more and more visible as the spring Sun melted the lighter carbon dioxide ice. When occurring near the top of a dune, dark sand may cascade down the dune leaving dark surface streaks — streaks that might appear at first to be trees standing in front of the lighter regions, but cast no shadows. Objects about 25 centimeters across are resolved on this image spanning about one kilometer. Close ups of some parts of this image show billowing plumes indicating that the sand slides were occurring even while the image was being taken. Image Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA Фото опубликовано Astronomy Picture Of The Day (@astronomypicturesdaily)

The Pelican Nebula is slowly being transformed. IC 5070, the official designation, is divided from the larger North America Nebula by a molecular cloud filled with dark dust. The Pelican, however, receives much study because it is a particularly active mix of star formation and evolving gas clouds. The featured picture was produced in three specific colors — light emitted by sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen — that can help us to better understand these interactions. The light from young energetic stars is slowly transforming the cold gas to hot gas, with the advancing boundary between the two, known as an ionization front, visible in bright orange on the right. Particularly dense tentacles of cold gas remain. Millions of years from now this nebula might no longer be known as the Pelican, as the balance and placement of stars and gas will surely leave something that appears completely different. Image Credit & Copyright: Roberto Colombari

Фото опубликовано Astronomy Picture Of The Day (@astronomypicturesdaily)

There was a shower over Monument Valley — but not water. Meteors. The featured image — actually a composite of six exposures of about 30 seconds each — was taken in 2001, a year when there was a very active Leonids shower. At that time, Earth was moving through a particularly dense swarm of sand-sized debris from Comet Tempel-Tuttle, so that meteor rates approached one visible streak per second. The meteors appear parallel because they all fall to Earth from the meteor shower radiant — a point on the sky towards the constellation of the Lion (Leo). The yearly Leonids meteor shower peaks again this week. Although the Moon’s glow should not obstruct the visibility of many meteors, this year’s shower will peak with perhaps 15 meteors visible in an hour, a rate which is good but not expected to rival the 2001 Leonids. By the way — how many meteors can you identify in the featured image? Image Credit & Copyright: Sean M. Sabatini Фото опубликовано Astronomy Picture Of The Day (@astronomypicturesdaily)