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Reflections on Planet Earth

Catching sight of your reflection in a store window or shiny hubcap can be
entertaining and occasionally even inspire a thoughtful moment. So consider
this reflective view from 300 kilometers above planet Earth. The picture is
actually a self-portrait taken by astronaut Michael Fossum on July 8 during a
space walk or extravehicular activity while the Discovery orbiter was docked
with the International Space Station. Turning his camera to snap a picture of
his own helmet visor, he also recorded the reflection of his fellow mission
specialist, Piers Sellers, near picture center and one of the space station's
gold-tinted solar power arrays arcing across the top. Of course, the horizon
of our fair planet lies in background.