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This Week In Space - October 18, 2013

Astronaut Photo Launches New Search for Amelia Earhart's Missing Plane

A photo taken by an astronaut on STS-41-B mission may provide some insight to where Amelia Earhart may have crashed her plain while trying to circumnavigate the globe in 1937. The photo depicts Nikumaroro Island, which is a possible landing site for Earhart. A new search will be launched in 2014, to try and recover the missing plane.

Read more on Wunderground

The Most Important Photo Ever Taken by Hubble. Now in 3D.

The deep field image taken by Hubble back in 1996, is a hugely popular photo. It's arguably one of the most important photos ever taken by Hubble. Now, scientists have analyzed the red-shift of the galaxies and painted a 3D portrait in video of what it would look like to travel to, and through that photo.

Watch the video on All That Is Interesting

Incredible Video: SpaceX Grasshopper Reaches new Heights

This incredible video taken from a high altitude captures the amazing liftoff and touch down of the Grasshopper craft from SpaceX. It reaches an astounding height of 2,440ft! Take a look at the incredible shots captured in this footage.

Read more on SpaceFlightNow

Astronauts Tweet during Government Shutdown

With the ongoing government shutdown, astronauts on the International Space Station are resorting to using Twitter since other public communication channels have been suspended.

Read more on Space.com

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