This Perseid Meteor Was Photographed from a Very Special Place

NASA astronaut Ron Garan has captured something remarkable. A shooting star. Not in his hand or with his telescope, but with a camera. Still not impressed? He did this while orbiting above the meteor!

It's one of the more impressive space-related photos I've seen in a while. Meteor showers are nothing remarkable for we earthbound folk, but rarely do we get the chance to see a meteor as it falls into the atmosphere.

"What a 'Shooting Star' looks like #FromSpace Taken yesterday during Perseids Meteor Shower..." Garan said yesterday while aboard the ISS. He made the update to his Twitter account, as he neared the end of a six-month stay.

Nice way to go out, Ron. Keep up the good work! [Discovery via Slashdot]