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Photo: Station Commander Captures Unprecedented View of Comet

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011



International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy from about 240 miles above the Earth's horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Burbank described seeing the comet two nights ago as "the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space," in an interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit. Last night he captured hundreds of still images of the comet.

A selection of images is available at: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/gallery/index.html. Image Credit: NASA

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