Amazing photo of aurora from space

April 29, 2010 11:49 by scibuff

NASA Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson (STS-117, Expedition 15/16, STS-120, STS-131) captured this amazing photo of Aurora from orbit while abroad Space Shuttle Discovery during the recent STS-131 mission. If you look closely, you can see the constellation Orion just above the Earth on the right; easy recognizable are the “belt” stars Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka, the B-type blue supergiant Rigel and even the Orion nebula.

Aurora from the Space Shuttle

Aurora from the Space Shuttle - Credit: NASA/Clayton Anderson

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