A Soyuz Spacecraft Approaches the Space Station - 1 Nov

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.

Too many 'repeats' on APOD?

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NWCOTTERILL
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A Soyuz Spacecraft Approaches the Space Station - 1 Nov

Post by NWCOTTERILL » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:22 am

Great picture, but what are the surface features please? Whats the huge expanse of water out there?

//NWC

boggled
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Today's photo

Post by boggled » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:01 pm

:lol:

You took the words right out of my mouth !

{although apparently not speechless yet}!

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Post by Aqua » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:39 pm

Here comes lunch!

Good question! My first quess was Southern Calif.? Kind of looks like a dry lake bed somewhere? or a Ground fog?

Second guess is somewhere's over Asia. Russian ground controllers like to have the ISS overhead during their part of the docking sequence?

zorbital
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Surface Features

Post by zorbital » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:50 pm

The large lake in the photograph would be the Aral Sea, in Central Asia.
Wikipedia has a good article about the lake, and its rapid disappearance.

This picture was taken over Russia or Kazakhstan.

mynameisben
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so what is the long straight grey thing to the right of lake

Post by mynameisben » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:13 pm

i thought a major highway or the great wall of china but im not sure, anyone?