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'Spaceborne': Astronaut Don Pettit's Amazing Space Photos (Gallery)

The Ride

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

Soyuz, attached to the ISS, sits, as if watching the stars and Earth travel by is its favorite pass time. NASA astronaut Don Pettit snapped this image from inside the ISS.

Purple Starscape

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

From another angle, the star trails from inside the ISS captured by NASA astronaut Don Pettit provide stunning imagery.

Star trails

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

Time lapse photograph allows for spectacular views of stars, creating star trails. And Earth's lights blur in the foreground.

Creative Combo

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

An inventive composite of star trails, airglow and Soyuz blend together to create a unique of space.

Colorful Highlights

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

NASA astronaut Don Pettit used the tools at his disposal, creating an image highlighting Earth's lights, stars in space and the red and green airglow.

Star trails colors

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

Colors in space blur into a glorious rainbow of color in Don Pettit's image.

Star Trails fish eye

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

Using a fish eye lens inside the Cupoloa, NASA astronaut snapped this image reminiscent of a disco party.

Beauty in Technology

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

The International Space Station floats in orbit with Earth's atmosphere glowing subtly in the background.

Powerful Arrays

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

The solar panels of the ISS offer an insider view when captured from an astronaut's perspective.

Looking Home

Don Pettit/NASA/PSG

Don Pettit, inside the Cupola, looks toward home.

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