Check This Out!

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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/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/1437856/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1/vc/1
 

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Evo
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Incredible shot.
 
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Evo, you mean a very lucky shot.

This guy was very lucky. This is a once in a lifetime thing.
 

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