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The Space Shuttle's Beautiful Piss Show in the Sky

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What looks in this photo like a comet with a stunning, beautiful tail is actually the Space Shuttle Atlantis, moments after it dumped a huge payload of urine and other waste in preparation for landing last week.

Space.com: "The beautiful trail in the sky looked like a mysterious celestial event. In reality, it was urine. Some skygazers were treated to the unexpected view of a bright sparkling glow Wednesday night, created when astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery dumped the waste out into space...Waste water usually freezes upon jettison into a cloud of tiny ice droplets. Then when the sun hits, the ice sublimates directly into water vapor and disperses in space. A number of people in North America apparently spotted Wednesday's dump, and some sent pictures to the Web site SpaceWeather.com."

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  1. That's like a WS enthusiast's ultimate fantasy.

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 14, 2009 1:15:29 PM


  2. Wow, the ultimate golden shower. Cool.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Sep 14, 2009 1:26:08 PM


  3. It was Discovery not Atlantis... just sayin'...

    Posted by: S.W. | Sep 15, 2009 4:51:52 AM


  4. Lucy's pissing in the sky with Diamonds!!!....Lucy's pissing in the sky with diamonds!

    Posted by: kevin | Sep 15, 2009 9:15:49 AM


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