Rockstar Photographers: Astronaut Andre Kuiper & The Flattened Moonbeam

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Supermoon sinking into the atmosphere.

Afgeplatte maanstralen.

De prachtige schakeringen blauw van onze dampkring komen mooi uit in contrast met de supermaan.

Supermoon vandaag. Volle maan op de kortste afstand van de Aarde.

Remember the Supermoon of 2012? The perigee full moon on May 5, 2012 was as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons of 2012. Danish astronaut Andre Kuiper was on a mission at the International Space Station when he took these photos of the supermoon sinking into the earth’s atmosphere. These images taken high above earth from space were taken with a digital camera. The bottom of the moon seems distorted because its light is being refracted by Earth’s atmospheric layers – beautiful!

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Carl Sagan’s Cosmos – Star Stuff

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Eyeball art by Marc Quinn

“We are all made up of bits of star stuff — material that was made in long-ago stars that have long since died — and also from material that was created in the Big Bang more than 13.7 billion years ago. So, in a sense, while we may not yet have been to space in our present bodies, everything IN our bodies came from space and will go back there some day.” -Carolyn Collins