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posted by cmn32480 on Sunday July 05 2015, @05:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the kinda-makes-you-feel-small dept.

In an article from 9 News Australia, photographer Dylan O'Donnel gives us a stunning view of the ISS against the backdrop of the moon.

With the space station rocketing around the Earth at approximately 27,600 km/h, astrophotograher Dylan O'Donnell had less than a second to capture the incredible moment using his telescope and digital camera.

In this image, the space station was roughly 400km above Mr O'Donnell's home town of Byron Bay in New South Wales, but even at this distance, the distinct shape and features of the orbital outpost are clearly visible, including its solar panels and various pressurised modules.

The original hi-resolution photo can be found here.

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday July 06 2015, @03:17PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday July 06 2015, @03:17PM (#205656) Homepage Journal

    Methinks you are arguing for the sake of argument. I specifically noted the quality of the photo. In my professinal life, as well as my amateur life, I often note a person's skill and professionalism, without being stunned by it. Sharks are in the news these days. You hook one, play him, reel him in, and smack him in the head with a paddle, or a hammer. He is STUNNED. I've not had that problem when admiring people's work - I can still breathe, think, move, talk. Now, I have seen some stunningly beautiful women who left me speechless. THAT is stunning!

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Monday July 06 2015, @03:45PM

    by FatPhil (863) <> on Monday July 06 2015, @03:45PM (#205677) Homepage
    Methinks is was you who started the argument by saying that the photo wasn't stunning. Presumably for the sake of argument. Don't turn round, you might stun an innocent passer-by when you clonk them with that plank in your eye.
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