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A self-portrait from space

Photo credit: NASA Human Spaceflight
Photo credit: NASA Human Spaceflight

Staff writers

September 23, 2012 — Talk about the shot of a lifetime! Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide recently used a digital camera to snap a stunning self-portrait from space.

Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide used a digital camera to snap a self-portrait while in space -- and the image has spread like wildfire across the internet.

The International Space Station, Earth and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams are clearly reflected in Hoshide's helmet.

And that bright ball of light in the left-hand corner?

That's just the sun, peaking over Hoshide's shoulder.

The photo was grabbed during a space walk that lasted for six hours and twenty-eight minutes.

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