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Photo-iss006e40544
International Space Station Imagery
The entire Big Dipper
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ISS006-E-40544 (March 2003) --- The entire Big Dipper is visible in this photograph taken by astronaut Donald R. Pettit, Expedition Six NASA ISS science officer, on board the International Space Station (ISS). The roughly rectangular bowl (center left) and “handle” (extending toward the upper right) are shaped by the brightest stars. The Dipper is upside-down, appearing to empty its contents.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 10/30/2012
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