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Russian Missile Test Seen and Photographed By ISS Astronauts 37

Posted by Soulskill
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The Bad Astronomer writes "It sounds like a scene from Gravity: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station Thursday saw a weird, glowing cloud of light in the distance, most likely caused by a fuel dump or leaking fuel from a Russian missile launch. The extended life of a Topol missile was being tested in a ballistic launch to a test target in Kazakhstan, and the astronauts were able to take pictures of both the launch vapor trail and the glowing cloud. This event is similar to the eerie spiral lights seen over Norway in 2009 caused by a Russian missile launch as well."
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Russian Missile Test Seen and Photographed By ISS Astronauts

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  • by gl4ss (559668) on Friday October 11, 2013 @02:07PM (#45103495) Homepage Journal

    no..

    except righteous talk about "blabla nuclear weapons yikes we sure suck as a species" ... when talking about photos taken from a platform put up with the same kind of rocketry as the images are about. you can't have one without the other. and amazingly, unlike gunpowder, sailing, bees, knives, firearms, spoons and what have you to my knoweledge icbm's have never been deployed against anyone as a weapon!

      (and didn't think the photos were that nice tbh.)

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