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Comet Lovejoy, Earth's Horizon (NASA, International Space Station, 12/21/11) | by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
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Comet Lovejoy, Earth's Horizon (NASA, International Space Station, 12/21/11)

Editor's note: fantastic series of images of Comet Lovejoy coming from the ISS tonight. Be sure to view large size to see the nice details of the comet's tail! These have been pulled together into a photoset, Comet Lovejoy, at www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/sets/72157628637946049/

 

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. 21, 2011.

 

Image credit: NASA

 

Original image:

spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-30/html/...

 

More about space station research:

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

 

There's a Flickr group about Space Station Research. Please feel welcome to join! www.flickr.com/groups/stationscience/

 

View more than 400 photos like this in the "NASA Earth Images" Flickr photoset:

www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/

 

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Taken on December 21, 2011