Absolutely stunning photos.
The astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station have logged one million photos — here’s a small selection of our favorites.
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Photo 1: After installing new windows for the ISS — the cupola pictured left — shuttle Endeavour undocked and headed home in February 2010.
Photo 2: As solar activity intensifies, ISS astronauts have a ringside seat of the stunning auroral displays in the Earth’s atmosphere. This September 2011 technicolor display highlights the different atmospheric elements reacting to the bombardment of solar plasma.
Photo 3: On Dec. 21, 2011 NASA astronaut Dan Burbank photographed the dazzling comet Lovejoy as it hung above the Earth’s horizon.