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Photo-iss038e007980
International Space Station Imagery
comet ISON
high res (1.6 M) low res (40 K)
ISS038-E-007980 (23 Nov. 2013) --- A close inspection of this image, photographed by one of the Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station, reveals a pin-head sized view of an object which is actually the comet ISON, seen just to the right of center and a little below center in the frame. Hardware components of the orbital outpost and Earth's atmosphere above the horizon take up most of the image. Most of the other bright dots in the sky are heavenly bodies. The comet is distinguishable by its tail.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 12/03/2013
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