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Tristan da Cunha, as seen from space

This view of Tristan da Cunha has been chosen as the Image of the Day feature on the website of NASA, the American space agency. It was taken by the crew of the International Space Station.  It shows that while volcanic eruptions … Continue reading

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Swirling spectacle over St Helena – visible from space

There’s much talk of St Helena becoming a holiday destination for astronomers, but on cloudy days, perhaps there’s an alternative possibility: Cloud tourism. An amazing array of stars can be seen in the island’s unpolluted skies. But when the clouds come, they can … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a problem… St Helena’s tiny from space

It might not have been the best day for nude sunbathing. Beyond the stratosphere, the crew of the International Space Station were keeping watch on St Helena when they passed over the island on Wednesday, 18 July 2012. Or trying … Continue reading

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