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Stunning images of lightning on earth - captured from space

A lightning storm on earth is captured by astronauts in space Credit: European Space Agency

Astronauts orbiting the International Space Station witnessed the awesome sight of a raging lighting storm on earth.

This timelapse was made from 49 images taken 400 km above Earth by an astronaut travelling at 28,800 km per hour.

The European Space Agency's Nightpod camera made it possible to capture near perfect, crystal-clear images.

They were taken back in 2012, but have only just been released by ESA.

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Damien Hirst 'can't believe' he has a painting on Mars

Artist Damien Hirst has shared his delight at hearing the Beagle 2 has been found and said he "can't believe" that the painting he had on board the missing spacecraft is now residing on Mars.

Damien Hirst Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hirst tweeted: "I have a painting on Mars! It's amazing!"

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