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Hovering on a Layered Horizon

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December 6, 2011

Hovering on a Layered Horizon

When observed from space, the layers of Earth’s atmosphere remind us of the fragility of the cocoon that shelters life on our planet. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured a bit of both in this digital photograph acquired July 31, 2011, with the moon thrown in as an extra gift.