Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Reflections on Planet Earth
Posted on 01/02/2014 8:20:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Catching sight of your reflection in a store window or shiny hubcap can be entertaining and occasionally even inspire a thoughtful moment. So consider this reflective view from 300 kilometers above planet Earth. The picture is actually a self-portrait taken by astronaut Michael Fossum on July 8, 2006 during a space walk or extravehicular activity while the Discovery orbiter was docked with the International Space Station. Turning his camera to snap a picture of his own helmet visor, he also recorded the reflection of his fellow mission specialist, Piers Sellers, near picture center and one of the space station's gold-tinted solar power arrays arcing across the top. Of course, the horizon of our fair planet lies in background.
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[Credit: Michael Fossum, STS-121 Mission, NASA]
An astronaut selfie :-)
Can't resist, but:
Someone should Photoshop the Wookie glowering in the background with the death stare...........
lol...good idea :-)
We have some neat looking planets/moons in our galactic neighborhood, but ours is by far the coolest looking. If I were visiting our Solar System and saw all of our planets, Earth would be the one I’d visit first.(not that I’m biased or anything)
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