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In the absence of gravity, foams and granulars stay together for longer. It’d be perfect for frothy coffee lovers – although that’s not our prime target group. Instead, here's how researchers are studying foam’s properties in space to help innovation on Earth.
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Alexander Gerst Sep 30
Interesting wave patterns in the Red Sea at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba, made visible by the sun glint. Check out their huge wave length. I think these are actually sub-surface waves between two water layers of different density.
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Alexander Gerst Sep 19
There is something magical about controlling a robot on Earth from space. It was amazing (and really cool) to control 's Justin last month. This technology will allow astronauts to collaborate with robots on ground while orbiting other planets in the future.
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Alexander Gerst Sep 29
Not many artists in this world are as creative as Mother Nature. Check out this landscape on the west coast of southern Africa.
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Alexander Gerst Sep 29
I am wondering where this road ends, leading inland to the western Sahara. Reminds me of a scene from Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that a good friend showed me once.
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Alexander Gerst Sep 21
Wind, Wellen & Wolken 🌬️🌊☁️ Wind, waves & clouds.
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Alexander Gerst Oct 7
"The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself." – Wallace Stevens (fisheye view from our Cupola window onto New Zealand's North Island)
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Alexander Gerst Sep 20
In the desert of Mauritania we can see a "small" reminder of our cosmic environment. Are we prepared to prevent this from happening in the future?
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Alexander Gerst Sep 26
Who wants to join the fantastic journey beyond our current horizons, to Moon and Mars? Your qualification: curiosity. Here’s the road ahead in human space exploration.
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Alexander Gerst Oct 2
A rare sight from the  orbit: the pack ice of . Like space, this is another seemingly barren environment that we need to understand in order to protect our planet.
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Alexander Gerst Oct 4
We all know the benefits of exercise, but in space it’s what keeps us alive. Astronauts on board the work out for a massive 2.5 hours every day just to maintain muscle tone. Tune in for some space ft.
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Alexander Gerst Sep 22
At night, Africa appears as a mystical continent of fires. It reminds me that every seemingly tiny dot on the surface of this planet has its own unique history 🔥
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Alexander Gerst Oct 5
Here you can see that the Gulf of Aqaba was actually generated by a tectonic fracture zone. It extends north into the Dead Sea, and beyond along the Jordan river through the Sea of Galilee.
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Alexander Gerst Oct 4
With algae to Moon and Mars. Understanding how to grow algae in space might be the key to a successful closed life support system in future spacecraft. And it helps us to better understand Earth's ecosystem, too.
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Alexander Gerst Oct 6
These big holes influenced human history quite a bit. One of them is the Chuquicamata copper mine in the Atacama Desert, among the biggest on that planet down there.
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Luanne Johnson Oct 16
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GR!MGRAVE Oct 15
Drunk driving is bad mmmmk lol
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ESA Sep 20
ESA astronaut 's two spacewalks will be rescheduled after the delayed launch of Japan’s HTV-7 resupply vehicle. HTV-7 brings new lithium ion batteries to , which Alexander will install with a NASA crew mate. Details:
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Leela Oct 10
Guten Abend & Team. Best wishes for an awesome/successful spatial experiments. Cheers : )
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