Stunning Photo Captures International Space Station Above Comet NEOWISE

International Space Station and Comet NEOWISE

10 second exposure captures International Space Station above comet NEOWISE on Saturday, July 18, 2020, from Keys Gap, West Virginia. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The International Space Station, with a crew of five onboard, is seen in this 10-second exposure above comet NEOWISE, Saturday, July 18, 2020 from Keys Gap, West Virginia.

The comet was discovered by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or NEOWISE, on March 27. Since then, the comet — called comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE and nicknamed comet NEOWISE — has been spotted by several NASA spacecraft, including Parker Solar Probe, NASA’s Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory, the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, and astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

On board the International Space Station are Expedition 63 NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Douglas Hurley, Robert Behnken, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.

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