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Comet Lovejoy, Earth's Horizon (NASA, International Space Station, 12/22/11)

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Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth's horizon in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, onboard the International Space Station on Dec. 22, 2011.


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Taken on December 22, 2011