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Crazy Looking Cloud Seen From The International Space Station
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Crazy Looking Cloud Seen From The International Space Station

Astronauts looked out of the International Space Station the other day and saw a very strange cloud floating! The thing that made them a bit curious is that was the fact that clouds don't form in space!!! If I had been one of the astronauts I would been a bit concerned. 

It turns out that it was smoke from a Russian missile launch that went into outer space! The pictures you are looking at were taken by NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano on October 10th. They say that they noticed something "launch" into space but were not sure what exactly it was!

According to a post on the blog RussianForces.org, The Topol/SS-25 missile launched from Kapustin Yar to the Sary Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. According to that website, the test was conducted to confirm the way the topol missile behaved. 

The result was a pretty amazing looking cloud that I am sure might have spooked the astronauts a bit!

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