Space Station Photo: Comet Lovejoy Streaks Through the Star-filled Night Sky Over Chile

This busy night time panorama was photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members from the International Space Station on Dec. 26, 2011. Comet Lovejoy streaks through the star-filled sky just to the right of center. The land mass is the coast of Chile, looking southeast, with several coastal cities in the capital city region near Santiago. A 28-mm focal length was used to record the image. ISS030-E-020039 (26 Dec. 2011) --- high res (0.9 M) low res (42 K)

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