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Incredible Photo from Space - Large File!
NASA ^ | 12/18/2006 | Astronauts

Posted on 12/18/2006 11:02:27 PM PST by Loud Mime

This is a small version.

The Big version is here


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: photo; space; spacewalk; spacewalkpic
Wow
1 posted on 12/18/2006 11:02:28 PM PST by Loud Mime
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To: Loud Mime; nuconvert; odds; sageb1

incredible


2 posted on 12/18/2006 11:04:03 PM PST by Biscuit85 (I hate CNN!)
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To: The Invisible Hand; Vision; Supernatural; tiredoflaundry; pissant

ping


3 posted on 12/18/2006 11:09:46 PM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: Loud Mime

Whoa!

Coolnees factor 10+


4 posted on 12/18/2006 11:12:41 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Loud Mime

Turkey?


5 posted on 12/18/2006 11:18:54 PM PST by billybudd
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To: Loud Mime

Wow what a beutiful view!


6 posted on 12/18/2006 11:27:28 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Loud Mime

Far Out!


7 posted on 12/18/2006 11:27:46 PM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: billybudd

I don't know, but that river to the upper left of the astronaut is putting out a lot of pollution.


8 posted on 12/18/2006 11:30:41 PM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: Loud Mime

Yeah, I'd be hanging on, too! Awesome!


9 posted on 12/18/2006 11:32:37 PM PST by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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To: Loud Mime

That is absolutely AWESOME!


10 posted on 12/18/2006 11:37:57 PM PST by Theresawithanh (I'm Time's Person of the Year - and mom said I'd never amount to anything!)
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To: Loud Mime

I do believe that is silt, not pollution, per se. You should see a pic of the Gulf of Mexico at the Mississippi's mouth.


11 posted on 12/18/2006 11:57:42 PM PST by El Gran Salseron (The FR Canteen's World-Famous, Resident, Equal-Opportunity Male-Chauvinist-Pig! Got it? :-))
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To: Loud Mime

Can you book this trip on Travelocity?


12 posted on 12/18/2006 11:58:58 PM PST by tanuki
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To: Loud Mime

WOW!!


13 posted on 12/19/2006 12:01:50 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Loud Mime
Whoa! It's a loooong way down...
14 posted on 12/19/2006 12:06:25 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Loud Mime

We met Bob Curbeam when he was a student at the Naval Post Grad school in Monterey CA. He was a Ltjg at the time and there was no doubt he would achieve great things. It is a thrill to see him in space!


15 posted on 12/19/2006 12:20:50 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

122 miles altitude


16 posted on 12/19/2006 12:22:00 AM PST by skeptoid (BS, AE, AA)
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To: skeptoid

just wow...


17 posted on 12/19/2006 12:25:27 AM PST by Irishguy (How do ya LIKE THOSE APPLES!!!!)
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To: El Gran Salseron; Loud Mime; billybudd

OL' MUDDY

18 posted on 12/19/2006 12:30:08 AM PST by skeptoid (BS, AE, AA)
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To: El Gran Salseron

Yep....silt...

I imagine the Amazon is the same; I'd like to see both of them.


19 posted on 12/19/2006 12:31:03 AM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: celtic gal

They're incredible people. The competition for space slots gives us the best of the best.


20 posted on 12/19/2006 12:36:27 AM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: Loud Mime

I think I can see Barack Obama's ears from there.


21 posted on 12/19/2006 12:37:10 AM PST by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: Loud Mime

A satellite image (NASA) of the mouth of the Amazon River, looking south.

22 posted on 12/19/2006 12:46:25 AM PST by skeptoid (BS, AE, AA)
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To: billybudd

Looks like New Zealand over Christchurch and Wellington.


23 posted on 12/19/2006 1:42:33 AM PST by mycls
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To: Loud Mime

Awesome!


24 posted on 12/19/2006 1:47:04 AM PST by backtothestreets (Invite Jesus to pray with you.)
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To: backtothestreets

It is a beautiful world we have been given.


25 posted on 12/19/2006 2:33:17 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Loud Mime

Ping for new wallpaper...


26 posted on 12/19/2006 4:03:53 AM PST by Moose Dung (Perquacky is a fools game.)
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To: Moose Dung
Ping for new wallpaper...

I've got it up too!

Beautiful!!

27 posted on 12/19/2006 4:09:58 AM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

"Whoa! It's a loooong way down..."

Gravity... Or in this case lack of gravity is a good thing.


28 posted on 12/19/2006 4:37:45 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." Lenin)
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To: airborne

New wallpaper.


29 posted on 12/19/2006 4:38:11 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." Lenin)
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To: Loud Mime
Fantastic photo! Had to share it with my grandson.

On a lighter note, the first thing that came to my mind looking at it was that scene from National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation" where cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) was emptying his mobile home's toilet. "Merry Christmas! Sh___er's full!"

Sorry. I'll go sit down now...

30 posted on 12/19/2006 4:49:23 AM PST by COBOL2Java ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world" - Winston Churchill on Islam)
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To: Loud Mime

Awesome.


31 posted on 12/19/2006 4:55:25 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (SAY NO TO RUDY!)
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To: skeptoid

Wow! Thanks!

To think that all the "brown" water is fresh water in the ocean....


32 posted on 12/19/2006 5:50:26 AM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: Loud Mime

I wonder where they're flying over. I'm always a sucker for that info, anyone know?


33 posted on 12/19/2006 6:02:12 AM PST by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: mycls

I think you're right about it being New Zealand. I've been trying to figure it out...

Now I'm wondering what camera they're using (I have an old Hasselblad), No doubt they are using digital; but is it Canon or Nikon?


34 posted on 12/19/2006 6:04:11 AM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: pookie18

Ping


35 posted on 12/19/2006 6:22:22 AM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: mycls

Great Guess! I checked Google earth.


36 posted on 12/19/2006 6:38:15 AM PST by BillM
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To: mycls

Great Guess! I checked Google earth.


37 posted on 12/19/2006 6:38:16 AM PST by BillM
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To: Loud Mime

thanks!


38 posted on 12/19/2006 7:54:38 PM PST by secretagent
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To: billybudd

No thank you. I've already had dinner.


39 posted on 12/19/2006 7:57:17 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Loud Mime
My new wall paper too.
Speechless. Thanks for the pic.
40 posted on 12/19/2006 10:54:06 PM PST by Lost Dutchman (Type Softly, And Carry a Big Keyboard.)
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To: Lost Dutchman

I also made this photo my new wallpaper; I did it before going to FR to share the link.

It reminds me of when I took up sky diving. I had trouble coping with the fact that I was not attached to some flooring, that I was floating around. What an experience a space walk must be!


41 posted on 12/20/2006 3:09:50 AM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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