Space Station Commander Captures Unpreceden​ted View Of Comet

[youtube_video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZIwtgEqKY[/youtube_video]

HOUSTON — International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy, viewed from about 240 miles above the Earth’s horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Today Burbank described seeing the comet as “the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space,” in an interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit. Burbank took hundreds of still images of the comet. The images also were processed into a time-lapse video that will air
on NASA TV at 4 p.m. CST.

The video, including Burbanks’ comments, and a selection of the individual images are available online at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For additional images and information on Comet Lovejoy, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/sunearth

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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