One explanation for the bizarre gamma ray burst observed on Christmas day last year is that a minor body – an asteroid or comet –got too close to a neutron star and was shredded.
Orbital Sciences Completes ISS Trip
Orbital Sciences Completes First ISS Mission
This brave little ship carried us from Earth to orbit, now safely nestled into Station. Ready when we need her to fly.
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International Space Station's Quest airlock
Astronaut Sandra Magnus, Expedition 18 flight engineer, prepares to eat a meal at the galley in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.
Aboard the ISS, a treadmill is named after Stephen Colbert. "COLBERT = Combined Operational Load-Bearing External Resistance Treadmill". In this photo, Alexander Skvortsov uses the treadmill. It was brought to the ISS by the Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-128 mission in August 2009. The complex machine is now used eight hours daily by astronauts. The name was chosen after an online naming contest.