ISS Commander: “the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space”

Having, unexpectedly, survived its solar close encounter, Comet Lovejoy is providing some spectacular views for early morning observers in the southern hemisphere.  Spaceweather has a growing collection of images.

But the most spectacular view has to have been the one captured by the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).  Wow!  [Video courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center]

Usually they make do with stunning views of aurorae…  Here’s ISS Commander Dan Burbank speaking to WDIV-TV in Detroit about that view. [Video credit: Nasa/ISS]

 

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  • Wow! it certainly is.

  • Pete Baker

    Joe,

    I, understandably, agree whole-heartedly.

  • Cynic2

    Sorry but he needs to look down at Earth!

  • carl marks

    Cynic2 (profile) says:
    27 December 2011 at 7:20 am

    Sorry but he needs to look down at Earth!

    Aw Cynic2 you never fail to amuse, someday why don’t you try to soar with the eagles instead of the other thing?
    Also a comment that actually is smart would be a pleasant surprise. The man is on the international space station I’m sure he might have glanced down on occasion.