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A great success for Polish women.  Her image won the hearts of NASA scientists - O2

A great success for Polish women. Her image won the hearts of NASA scientists – O2

Great success for our compatriot, Marzena Rogozinska. Her photo went to the prestigious NASA exhibition. It is the twelfth such achievement for Poland since 1995.

If I count correctly, it was the 12th photo from Poland awarded since 1995 – Marzena Rogozińska wrote in the event history.

On August 14, the image was awarded the title APOD – Astronomy’s Image of the Day [“Astronomiczne Zdjęcie Dnia” – przyp.red.]. The shot shows Perseid at the extreme swarm with the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the double star cluster Perseus (NGC 869 and NGC 884).

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It is not easy to take this kind of photo. This star exposure lasted only 30 seconds, just after midnight on August 13-14, and appeared over Busko-Zdrój in Poland.

Flowing grain of cosmic sand

A mass of dust from periodic comet Swift-Tuttle passed through Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of about 60 kilometers per second.

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The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object that can be seen with the naked eye, 2.5 million light-years away. However, the meteor’s visible path only begins at an altitude of 100 km above the Earth’s surface [na zdjęciu jest to kolorowy, jasny ślad – przyp.red.].

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