Image Credit & Copyright: NASA Dan Burbank.
Between December 21-26, 2011 while onboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a member of Expedition 30 (Exp 30), NASA astronaut Dan Burbank caught this image of Comet Lovejoy after it had just passed through and survived perihelion or its closest approach to the Sun. Dan called this “The most amazing thing I have ever seen in space.”
Expedition 30 astronaut Dan Burbank captures Comet Lovejoy from the ISS:
NASA astronaut Mike Massamino interviews Expedition 30 astronauts Dan Burbank and Don Pettit about seeing Comet Lovejoy:
NASA Spaceflight page for this image: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-30/html/iss030e014350.html
NASA Spaceflight Expedition 30 imagery (page 31): http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-30/ndxpage31.html
NASA Spaceflight Expedition 30 imagery (page 32): http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-30/ndxpage32.html