A Shooting Star From Space

NASA astronaut Ron Garan has captured something remarkable. A shooting star. Not in his hand or with his telescope, but with a camera. Still not impressed? He did this while orbiting above the meteor!

It’s one of the more impressive space-related photos I’ve seen in a while. Meteor showers are nothing remarkable for we earthbound folk, but rarely do we get the chance to see a meteor as it falls into the atmosphere.

Meteors burn up roughly 100 kilometers (60 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Learn more here or here.

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