Check out this stunning image of the Russian Progress spacecraft re-entering Earth’s atmosphere after a six-month stay at the International Space Station (ISS).
Released by NASA this week this image really does show Space in its beautiful natural state.
The image is one frame of a time-lapse video taken by the astronauts of Expedition 29 above the ISS as Progress 42P (Russian designation M10-M) was undocked and de-orbited on 29 October this year and depicts the curvature of the Earth, the light emitted by atoms and molecules in the upper atmosphere (known as airglow), and the glare of the rising sun.
Only a little post but for a worthy cause!
Source: Earthsky.org (read the whole article here)