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Dumped rocket fuel reflecting sunlight. The white area at white is rocket fuel that has been dumped into the atmosphere by an Atlas V rocket, launched earlier in the day from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. This image was taken within a couple of hours of sunset and sunlight from below the horizon is illuminating the fuel, making to glow white. The bright object at top left is Venus, in conjugation with the Beehive star cluster (M44). Photographed from the Alborz Mountains, Iran, on 15th June 2007.
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