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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 be a spectacle in themselves. They blow with the wind as it swirls around the island’s …

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Space station over the Earth

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 to, anyway. The press release from NASA, the US space agency, doesn’t actually say whether …

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