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Out-of-this-world images from space(47 images)

Astronauts from the United States and the European Space Agency, along with engineers and scientists on the ground around the world, are capturing some amazing images from outer space. Many were released in celebration of the Hubble Telescope's 30th anniversary. Here are some of the recent highlights.

This long exposure photograph was taken during an orbital night period on April 8 from the International Space Station 271 miles above the Indian Ocean. The Milky Way extends above the airglow blanketing the Earth's horizon with an aurora near the bottom right of the frame. Photo courtesy of NASA
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