Images of Earth Taken from a Smartphone in Space

By ABC News

May 6, 2013 6:10pm

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From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking  about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.

Phones in Space
NASA wanted to see whether smartphones could beam back photos from space, so scientists put three into boxes and attached them to the Antares rocket to find out. The phones survived and sent back blurry images of the blue planet.

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Image credit: NASA

Long Journey Home
A 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton that was illegally smuggled into the United States was returned today to the Mongolian government.

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(Image Credit: Paul Caffrey/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

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