Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Light trails

Today's astronomy photo of the day is kewl.

It's a composite image of two different two minute exposures which were taken 20 minutes apart in southern Germany. The left streak is the trail of the recent space shuttle mission--racing to rendezvous with the international space station. The right streak is the international space station. If you go to this version of the photo and hold your mouse cursor over it, you can also see labels for other things that show up in the photo.

You can get the astronomy photo of the day automatically set as your desktop background every day using this software. (or this version for windows vista)(and maybe this one for macs?)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love the picture. so beautiful!