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Tim Peake posts video of lightning from space

Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake has posted a fascinating video from the International Space Station.

The 30 second clip is a timelapsed view high above the earth showing us what lightning strikes look like from space.

Tim Peake historic spacewalk ends early

Major Tim Peake has become the first British astronaut to walk in space. Credit: NASA

Nasa has ended the spacewalk involving UK astronaut Tim Peake after his US colleague reported water in his helmet.

Tim Kopra reported a "small amount" of water, but the flight director took the precaution of ending the event early. Nasa confirm that there was never any danger, just precaution was taken.

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The spacewalk officially ended at 17:31 GMT. Tim Peake and Tim Kopra are now both safely back inside the airlock.

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Tim Peake's historic spacewalk from ISS ended early

Tim Peake's historic spacewalk has ended early by the flight director with the "major task accomplished", the International Space Station has confirmed.

A small amount of water had built up in the helmet of Major Peake's spacewalk colleague Tim Kopra, the ISS said, but were astronauts were safe and the decision to end the walk was precautionary.

Parts of Gloucestershire are hotspots for radioactive gas radon

People warned of the dangers of radon Credit: ITV News

A public health campaign is underway this week to alert people to the dangers of radon.

The naturally occurring gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

The Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds and Cheltenham are radon hotspots - but homes can be protected.

There are also hotspots in Devon and Cornwall.

Maps showing the areas most at risk from high levels of radon Credit: ukradon.org
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