Comet Lovejoy seen from International Space Station

Comet Lovejoy seen from International Space Station
International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank, who was photographing lightning storms over the Pacific Ocean when the comet appeared in view, described the sight as “the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space.”

“ISS030-E-014406 (21 Dec. 2011) — 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”


“Today Burbank described seeing the comet as “the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space,” in an interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit. Burbank took hundreds of still images of the comet.”
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