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WatsisnameDate: Friday, 01.02.2013, 02:49 | Message # 61
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One of the crewmembers graduated from the same high school as me. Really sad day. cry

Amazing photo, glad they could recover it.





 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 01.02.2013, 02:57 | Message # 62
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Wow, that's beautiful, especially for being on an unprocessed film roll from a destroyed spacecraft.

I remember that I was watching CNN live when this happened. I had never watched a shuttle land on live TV before so I was especially excited. It was really sad when it never came home. Farewell, crew of STS-107.





(On an unrelated note, here is a ground-based telescopic view of Columbia 4 days before reentry)






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SolarisDate: Friday, 01.02.2013, 04:10 | Message # 63
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Some nice view from the ISS :

Lovejoy 24 Dec 2011

Orion in the Headlights by Don pettit

Soyuz approaching by Kevin Ford the 21 dec 2012

Alaska 8 Jan 2012

Storms over Mali


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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 01.02.2013, 05:28 | Message # 64
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Wow, that last one of Orion is amazing, I didn't know anyone had gotten any astrophotos of that quality from ISS.

And the Flame Nebula and even faintly the Horsehead Nebula are visible! Amazing!





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WatsisnameDate: Friday, 01.02.2013, 06:01 | Message # 65
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Impressive, indeed! Must have been difficult to achieve such clarity given the speed the station orbits -- stars cross the 'sky' much more quickly. I wonder if the faint red band is a higher-altitude variety of airglow; probably where the usual aurora are.

The first image is great, too. Amazing how squashed the sun looks.





 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 01.02.2013, 06:55 | Message # 66
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I wonder if the faint red band is a higher-altitude variety of airglow; probably where the usual aurora are.

It could actually be an auroral phenomenon, from the ambient particle radiation in near-Earth space.





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VoekoevakaDate: Sunday, 03.02.2013, 14:44 | Message # 67
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I wonder if the faint red band is a higher-altitude variety of airglow; probably where the usual aurora are.

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It could actually be an auroral phenomenon, from the ambient particle radiation in near-Earth space.

The upper layers of auroras are faintly red, because the more a solar wind particle is stopped high, the less energy it have, so the emited spectrum is low. And as red is the the less energetic color of the visible spectrum, auroras are under "a kind of red cloud".
This is clearly visible in this picture taken by Satoshi Furukawa from the ISS station :



More aurorae as seen form the ISS :






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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 05.02.2013, 01:01 | Message # 68
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Clouds casting shadows on the desert



Andes Mountains with fog/haze stretching west to the Pacific



Madagascar and Cyclone Felleng





Taken by Colonel Chris Hadfield on ISS





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VoekoevakaDate: Sunday, 17.02.2013, 23:30 | Message # 69
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Shooting stars taken from the ISS :




Fishing boats at the Chinese coast.


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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 27.02.2013, 01:12 | Message # 70
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Lake Baikal






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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 04.04.2013, 08:56 | Message # 71
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A very old picture of Earth from space. The Canadian Maritimes are especially visible.





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SolarisDate: Monday, 08.04.2013, 18:17 | Message # 72
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Extensive Ice Fractures in the Beaufort Sea :



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HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 22.04.2013, 13:41 | Message # 73
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Happy Earth Day everyone smile Here's an unusual picture of Earth in ultraviolet taken by equipment on the Moon deployed by Apollo 16 astronauts.






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midtskogenDate: Monday, 22.04.2013, 19:27 | Message # 74
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Extensive Ice Fractures in the Beaufort Sea :

That's the coolest thing I've seen in a while.

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Happy Earth Day everyone

And it's Lenin's 143th birthday as well.





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SolarisDate: Saturday, 27.04.2013, 15:37 | Message # 75
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Some random views from space, just for the pleasure of the eyes :









 
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