Atmospheric glow and Ursa Major

The Earth's atmosphere and part of Ursa Major, the "Big Dipper" disappearing below the horizon.


ESA astronaut André Kuipers is onboard the ISS as part of ESA's long duration mission, PromISSe. Over the course of his stay he has been sending back many stunning pictures of the Earth, and life onboard the orbital outpost.


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Credits: ESA/NASA

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Taken on May 14, 2012