Today in pretty space pics: Behold, the one millionth photo taken from the orbiting International Space Station. Snapped from one of the lab's windows as it cruises some 240 miles above our planet, the image manages to capture two Russian spacecraft (a Soyuz and a Progress robotic vehicle) in the foreground, a band of emerald green aurora swathing the Earth, and below that the Tasman Sea--proof that half of photography is a good vantage point.
Taken on March 7 (but only recently released), the image was posted by NASA astronaut Don Pettit and posted to Twitter, marking the millionth such photo snapped and cataloged by the crew there. The only problem: the crew has been snapping so many images that Pettit doesn't know who to credit the photo to. He's narrowed it down to himself and crew-mate Dan Burbank, commander of the Expedition 30 crew.
Looks like there is another satellite in the pic, left hand side, down at the end of the solar array.
I have always found it interesting the outer shapes of space craft. These ours and others are created with science, practical need and efficiency and it is so interesting how the shapes differ. It is interesting how science and engineers can visualize completely different solution for the same goals.
Science sees no further than what it can sense, i.e. facts.
Religion sees beyond the senses, i.e. faith.
Open your mind and see!
one-1millionth photo from ISS about 240 kms away from planet Earth is a great achievement by NASA,ISF,and other space agencies,the discovery of image on eve of work togather ESA and NASA (AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN SPACE CREW)conjointure.