Endeavour and ISS, relative speed zero, hurtling over the illuminated cities of planet Earth.

I’m a big fan of Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy Blog. That’s where I first saw this image.

It’s impressive how you get the feeling of motion, as the shuttle and ISS hurtle over the earth at ~30000 kmph, while being perfectly stationary relative to each other. Stars are resolved in the background thanks to the long exposure with which this image was taken.

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One Response to Endeavour and ISS, relative speed zero, hurtling over the illuminated cities of planet Earth.

  1. Pingback: Endeavour and ISS – Ground-based 3D imaging and Solar Transits | krad/s

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