ISS Captures Stunning Photo Of Earth With Stars

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ISS shared a rare photo of earth along with stars 

The never-before-seen photograph captures Earth’s atmospheric glow and a starry sky as the ISS orbits 258 miles above the Pacific Ocean northeast of Papua New Guinea.

ISS Captures Stunning Photo Of Earth With Stars
The photograph shows the Nauka scientific module and the Prichal docking module from Roscosmos | Image: Instagram

The intriguing photograph, which shows the Nauka scientific module and the Prichal docking module from Roscosmos on the left, was posted on the ISS’s official Instagram account. The post rapidly went viral, with over 48,000 likes on the social media platform. 

The caption of the image read, “This high exposure photograph from the International Space Station shows Earth’s atmospheric glow and a starry sky as the orbital complex soared 258 miles above the Pacific Ocean northeast of Papua New Guinea. At left are the station’s Nauka science module and the Prichal docking module, both from Roscosmos.” 

People on the internet couldn’t help but admire the beauty 

Social media users quickly expressed their admiration. A commenter wrote, “This is actually the most beautiful photo that I have ever seen,” while another marvelled at the immensity of space, saying, “These star-studded spaces always make me wonder where this dark sky ends.” 

A user commented on the technical elements, saying, “This photo must have required some crazy ISO setting to get the stars. “Look at all the noise!” 

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Meanwhile, NASA, Northrop Grumman, and SpaceX plan to deliver additional science experiments, supplies, and equipment to the ISS. If everything is ready, they plan to launch at 12:07 p.m. EST (10:37 p.m. IST) on Tuesday, January 30. This flight marks the 20th time Northrop Grumman has assisted NASA by transporting supplies to the space station. 

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