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ISS Space Science

Astronaut Photographs Perseid Meteor — From Space 61

astroengine writes "As the Perseid meteor shower begins to subside, there is one observer who was perfectly positioned to take a photograph where the skies are guaranteed to be clear from cloud. NASA astronaut Ron Garan — who is currently living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Expedition 27 — captured this stunning photograph of a Perseid out of the ISS window."
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Astronaut Photographs Perseid Meteor — From Space

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  • Science is Beautiful (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Scorch_Mechanic (1879132) on Sunday August 14, 2011 @05:53PM (#37089060) Journal

    Sometimes, a picture out of one of the various space efforts really gets my attention.

    This is one of them.

    I'll be the first to admit that the math, the physics, the science, the expansion of the human sphere of knowledge are all extremely important and valid reasons for continuing to fund space missions (of any kind).

    But if you don't consider images like this to be a strong reason for continuing our exploits into space, then you aren't someone I want to reason with at all.

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