It's like J.J. Abrams directed a photo shoot from orbit. It's like those monoliths we were all obsessed with last year starred in a sci-fi flick. It's beauty. It's grace. It's flying through space.
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The astronauts on board the ISS see 16 sunrises and sunsets each day, and this one was extra special. "Captured this orbital sunrise as the sun's rays are reflecting off of the solar arrays and new IROSA for the first time on this orbit to give the space station solar energy to run this amazing orbiting laboratory," Kimbrough tweeted.
Good morning Earth! Captured this orbital sunrise as the sun’s rays are reflecting off of the solar arrays and new IROSA for the first time on this orbit to give @Space_Station solar energy to run this amazing orbiting laboratory.
The technology on display in Kimbrough's image is cool, but there's something soul-stirring about the composition. The way the solar panels are etched against the distant darkness of space. How the curve of the Earth is lit with sunlight. It's a statement piece, a meeting of nature and humanity and an expression of hope for space exploration.
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