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Crew Earth Observations (CEO) taken during Expedition Six

2003-02-01

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ISS006-E-28068 (February 2003) --- Canopus, the second-brightest star in the sky, is visible in this view photographed by astronaut Donald R. Pettit, Expedition 6 NASA ISS science officer, on board the International Space Station (ISS). Canopus is about 300 light years from Earth in the southern hemisphere constellation Carina and is a rare class �F� yellow-white (7800 Kelvin) super giant. It is 65 times wider and 15,000 times more luminous than the Sun and is large enough to stretch three-fourths of the way across Mercury�s orbit.

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  • Title: Crew Earth Observations (CEO) taken during Expedition Six
  • Date Created: 2003-02-01
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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