Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'm Sorry to See You Go, Great Bird.

A stunning photo of the space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station above unknown Earth cities.

It's hard to see on this image, but the stars are completely bright and clear, and they have no trails. Therefore, the streaking you see on the city lights is due to a combination of the motion of the shuttle's orbit and the rotation of the Earth.

Image from Nasa, link via Discovery Magazine.

Author website: J. J. DeBenedictis

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