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Space Station Commander Captures Unprecedented View of Comet
23 Dec 2011
(Source: NASA)

Commander Dan Burbank describes the station's view of super tough comet lovejoy.

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.

Color image of comet and the crescent of the Earth.
A still image of Comet Lovejoy above the crescent of the Earht.

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