NightPod installed on a mock-up of the European Cupola observatory during testing. Cameras mounted on NightPod track the movement of Earth as it flies under the Space Station. Night-time photographs are less blurred and captured in higher detail.
Artist's rendition of the birth of planet. LkCa 15b was discovered to be in the early stages of life as it orbits its star (LkCa 15), collecting material. The star itself is only 2 million years old and is about 450 light years away.