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Published:December 23rd, 2011 11:01 EST
International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank Captures Unprecedented View of Comet Lovejoy

International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank Captures Unprecedented View of Comet Lovejoy

By SOP newswire2

HOUSTON - International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy, viewed from about 240 miles above the Earth`s horizon on Wednesday, 21st Dec.

Today Burbank described seeing the comet as "the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space," in an interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit. Burbank took hundreds of still images of the comet.

The images also were processed into a time-lapse video that will air on NASA TV at 4 p.m. CST.

The video, including Burbanks` comments, and a selection of the individual images are available online at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For additional images and information on Comet Lovejoy, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/sunearth

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv