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Watch A Comet Fly Past Earth, As Seen From Space

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Space programs have produced a lot of remarkable inventions and scientific discoveries, but one of the most incredible things they have given us is a new visual perspective on our world and universe. The photos astronauts, satellites and probes send back to Earth are sometimes remarkable and often stunning, both of which are true for a new video and photo set released by NASA. The photos and video show the comet Lovejoy rising up over the horizon, looking like something straight out of Contact or Armaggedon.  Check out the video created from over 100 still photos taken from the International Space Station while it was orbiting Earth on December 21: