Staring at the space - best NASA photos of the year 2016


# 1: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) see the world at night on every orbit - that's 16 times each crew day
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# 2: A group of US Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practice Orion underway recovery techniques in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston
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US Navy divers Air Force NASA
# 3: This illustration released on Sept 15, 2016 shows a glowing stream of material from a star, disrupted as it was being devoured by a supermassive black hole
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illustration released glowing material Nasa
# 4: Astronauts on the International Space Station captures a series of incredible star trail images on Oct 3, 2016, as they orbit at more than 28,000 kilometers per hour
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# 5: ESA astronaut Tim Peake captures this selfie with Earth reflected in his visor during his spacewalk
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ESA astronaut Tim Peake Nasa
# 6: Welders inside a large liquid hydrogen tank for NASA's Space Launch System at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans are plugging holes left after the tank was assembled
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large liquid hydrogen tank NASA
# 7: Self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at "Namib Dune", where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis
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Self portrait NASA Curiosity Mars
# 8: In an image released on Aug 8, 2016, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station adjusts the camera for night imaging and captures the green veils and curtains of an aurora that spans thousands of kilometers over Quebec, Canada
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kilometers Quebec Canada Nasa
# 9: The Soyuz MS-02 rocket is launched with Expedition 49 Soyuz commander Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos, flight engineer Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and flight engineer Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos, on Oct 19, 2016 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
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