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Spectacular Shot of the Moon Taken From Space

D-briefBy Carl EngelkingMay 23, 2014 7:12 PM


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The International Space Station may be a bit cramped, but you certainly cannot argue with the view. Former space station resident and NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock snapped this surreal photo of the moon from the orbiting vessel, and posted it to Twitter this week. The soft blue glow you’re seeing is light reflecting off the Earth’s atmosphere. Wheelock, who has logged more than 170 days in space, posted the picture after one of his followers asked what the moon, rather than Earth, looked like from the ISS.

Simply breathtaking! @elbowman007 Beyond our atmosphere, the universe opens into a dimension of unfathomable depth. — Douglas H. Wheelock (@Astro_Wheels) May 22, 2014

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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