Picture of the Day: Comet Lovejoy From the International Space Station

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On Wednesday, International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank snapped this picture of Comet Lovejoy streaking across the sky with earth horizon arcing along the bottom of the image while he was onboard the International Space Station orbiting 240 miles above Earth. In an interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit, he said it was "the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space." More of his pictures can be found here.

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Image: NASA.

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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