September 24, 2022
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Astronaut’s Star Trail Images Snapped From ISS Are True Showstoppers

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I am unable to cease gazing two pictures NASA astronaut Don Pettit shared this week. It is weep-with-joy degree work, our planet and our universe rendered in streaks of sunshine. That is what would have occurred if Van Gogh have been an astrophotographer.

Pettit is an lively NASA astronaut. His final journey to area was for a prolonged keep on the Worldwide House Station in 2012. Pettit popped up on Reddit on Sunday to share an image he named Lightning Bugs. It got here from his 2012 ISS go to and is the results of a 15-minute time publicity created from stacking one-minute exposures collectively.

There’s quite a bit happening in Lightning Bugs. “Within the picture, stars make arcing trails in deep area, whereas an enormous thunderstorm kilos Earth beneath as seen from the time historical past of lightning flashes,” Pettit defined. “The environment between them glows inexperienced with what scientists name airglow, which has a distinct excitation mechanism than auroras.”  

A fisheye lens turned Petti’s view out the ISS cupola right into a magic ball.


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On Twitter, Pettit shared a view from contained in the ISS looking by way of the cupola, a rounded viewing space with a number of home windows. The astronaut used a fisheye lens and a protracted publicity time to create the distinctive picture. 

Pettit is a proponent of melding science and artwork. “Beneath, metropolis lights circulate as orange streaks, and faint star trails that present the Earth’s rotation are seen within the decrease left,” he tweeted. “Astro can discover thrilling methods to mix each science and artwork.” 

Whereas NASA has a fame for critical science, there’s at all times been a component of artistry within the photos astronauts seize in area. Petti provides us a distinct mind-set about our planet. The intense streaks spotlight motion and time, and the way Earth and the folks on and above it are by no means actually holding nonetheless. 

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