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An astronaut aboard the International Space Station has captured an impressive snap of the Aurora Australis, while the orbiting outpost was over the Southern Indian Ocean at an altitude of 350km: The Aurora Australis seen from the ISS. Pic: NASA NASA explains: "This striking aurora image was taken during a geomagnetic storm …


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  1. raving angry loony

    that's quite nice really...


  2. M Gale

    Rocket science.

    It really is that hard, but the results kick arse.

  3. Ragarath


    The aliens are attacking with their green energy beams of death!

    But it does look rather nice!

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Oh look

    Jolly Green Giant fart.

  5. Graham Bartlett

    Star Trek

    Oh no, it's that energy band thing from Star Trek Generations! Crap, now we're going to have William Shatner acting at us!

  6. HFoster
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    NASA photography makes for excellent desktop wallpapers. I shall be grabbing this for my netbook tonight!

  7. Matt 58

    Nice but..

    Look what the solar flare is doing to the atmosphere...

    I would not want to be up there in a little metal box with that kind of energy floating about.

  8. CD001

    Oooooooh shiny

    That's a new desktop wallpaper for me then :)

  9. Ugotta B. Kiddingme

    nope, you're all wrong

    That's amanfrommars returning after a quick trip home, having drinking a few too many Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters.

    "Welcome back, good sir. Now, might I see your license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance please?"

    1. Ugotta B. Kiddingme


      [facepalm] Sorry. "Having *drunk* a few too many." That's what I get for not proof-reading. [/facepalm]

  10. Gene Cash Silver badge
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    Nice one

    Especially considering none of my half-dozen space sites have this. Good catch, guys!

  11. Morpho Devilpepper


    That looks quite a bit like the Lifestream in FFVII.

    I, for one, welcome our Meteor-materia wielding overlords.

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