Star trails from space

NASA calls Don Petit the Expedition 31 Flight Engineer; most of us civilians would call him an astronaut. He’s hanging out up there at the International Space Station, and he’s passing the time by taking some stunning photographs of star trails. Here’s a sample:

A photograph of star trails taken at the International Space Station

Photo by Don Pettit, posted to Flickr by NASA. Used under a Creative Commons license (some rights reserved).

via ISS Star Trails – a set on Flickr.