The Bahamas is home to more than 700 islands, islets, and cays. A NASA astronaut took a picture of achain of island cays just west of Great Exuma Island that helps astronauts recognize the area in the Atlantic Ocean. Though the cays are separated by deep tidal channels, the rest of the surrounding water is less than 25 meters deep.
Ultra-Exclusive Movie Screening
Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) were treated to a private early screening of “The Martian” before its
official U.S. release date of October 2. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are currently aboard the ISS on a one-year mission
to study the effects that living in space has onhuman health. Directed by Ridley Scott, “The Martian” stars Matt Damon in
the role of an astronaut left behind after a mission to Mars.
3. Busy in the Dark
A tiny Lebbeus polaris shrimp perches on a blade of kelp in the Arctic Ocean. Scientists recently discovered that arctic
marine life does not go quiescent during the long polar winter. Instead, zooplankton, scallops, crabs and other animals
ate, reproduced and flourished through the cold months.