21 Aug '11, 10pm

Kaliningrad, Baltic Sea, Russia: This ISS photograph captures two great lagoons to the north and south of Kal...

This photograph from the International Space Station captures two great lagoons to the north and south of Kaliningrad, Russia. A broad arm of agricultural country separates the freshwater lagoons—Vistula Lagoon and Kurshsky Bay (which is known as the Curonian Lagoon in nearby Lithuania). Each is protected from the open waters of the Baltic Sea by the thin, perfect curves of current-generated sand spits. From an astronaut’s perspective in low-Earth orbit, land surfaces usually appear brighter than water. But in this image, reflected sunlight, or sunglint, inverts this pattern. The light has a coppery hue, perhaps due to smog particles in the air, which enhance the red part of the spectrum. The camera settings used to acquire sunglint images result in high contrast, which reveals the fine detail of coastlines and surface features of water bodies, while masking land surface d...

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Interesting - Kim Jong-il's son and heir apparent left off otherwise high-powered roster for Russia trip:

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channelnewsasia.com 21 Aug '11, 12pm

SEOUL: North Korean's heir apparent appeared to be absent from the entourage on leader Kim Jong-Il's trip to Russia, accor...

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mnn.com 22 Aug '11, 8pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Aug '11, 6pm

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straitstimes.com 21 Aug '11, 2am

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean's heir apparent appeared to be absent from the entourage on leader Kim Jong Il's trip to Russia...