Russian Cosmonaut Ivan Vagnet Comet
Photo credit: Ivan Vagner
The NEOWISE comet passed by Earth, and could have been seen without a telescope, but Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner managed to capture the rare sight from the International Space Station (ISS). C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was first discovered by NASA’s Near-Earth Objects Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope on March 27th, and it’s not expected to approach Earth again for another 6,800 years. Read more for a video of an extremely bright comet that was seen 7-years ago in Russia.

Ivan Vagner, a flight engineer with the ISS Expedition 62/63, made his arrival at the ISS for the first time in his career this past April. Since then, he’s regularly snapped amazing stunning photos of the Earth’s surface taken from orbit. One of the most shared on social media was his image of Peru’s famous Inca citadel Machu Picchu, located high up in the Andes.

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