Space phenomenon imitates art

Starry Night”, Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting, is renowned for its bold whorls of light sweeping across a raging night sky. Although this image of the heavens came only from the artist’s restless imagination, a new picture from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope bears remarkable similarities to the Van Gogh work, complete with never-before-seen spirals of dust swirling across trillions of kilometres of interstellar space.

Read more:

ISS to receive experimental figurehead

What resembles the head and torso of a human and will be attached outside the International Space Station? The answer is the European Matroshka experiment facility. During the night of 26/27 February the ISS Expedition 8 crew of Alexander Kaleri and Michael Foale will carry out a 5-hour 45-minute spacewalk and, amongst other tasks, attach Matroshka to the Russian Zvezda module.

More information at: