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  1. Feb 24, 2007 #1

    russ_watters

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    I know it isn't generally kosher to link other forums, but this is just too crazy to pass up. An astrophotographer in Perth happened to be out taking a wide-angle picture of just the right part of the sky when a Russian rocket booster exploded and fell to earth. The pic is a single 30 minute exposure (film) and the booster exploded near the beginning and fell in a bright, expanding cloud for an hour. Unbelievable shot. He's been featured on APOD and has gotten emails from NASA, among others.

    http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthre...page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1/vc/1
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2007 #2

    Evo

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    Incredible shot.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2007 #3
    Evo, you mean a very lucky shot.

    This guy was very lucky. This is a once in a lifetime thing.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2007 #4

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