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Rockets from Israel and Gaza can be seen from space

Alexander Gerst, an astronaut who is living and working on the International Space Station, frequently Tweets stunning aerial views of the world, from Egypt's pyramids to the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

On Thursday, Gerst posted a photo he declared his 'saddest photo yet.' At first glance, the image looks extraterrestrial -- bright formations in a dark abyss -- but it's something far more surprising.

There are so many explosions and rockets flying over Israel and Gaza, they light up the night sky and can be seen from space.

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david July 24 2014 at 10:05 AM

I would not call it sad. I would say it is uplifting to see these terrorists being eliminated one by one. The Jews should not heed the worlds call for them to stop. They should proceed until they root out every last one of these terrorists , then maybe the good people of the area can take control and live in peace.

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Gene Forsythe July 24 2014 at 10:44 AM

So, where are the explosions and rockets???? What I see is a normal night photograph of the area that looks just like any of the others made of that same area last year. From that altitude and with the degree of resolution offerred by the Nikon cameras used at the ISS there is no way to discern a rocket in flight.

Somehow this seems like heartfelt propaganda and self-seeking publicity.

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Rob July 24 2014 at 10:12 AM

Saddest? I call it awesome. Hopefully that piece of land will fall off into the Med. by the time Israel is done.

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bobbyboy150 July 24 2014 at 12:50 PM

I stated several weeks back that if Hamas didn't quit firing rockets into Israel that there would be a lot of terrorists entering the infernal regions soon. It appears that I was right. Israel has to defend it's citizens from the cowards in Hamas that hide behind women and children. Hamas is getting everything they've asked for. Hopefully Israel will send even more terrorist into the infernal regions. As the old saying goes, "if you dont' start no stuff....won't be no stuff". I think Hamas is finding that out now.

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tcellguru July 24 2014 at 12:08 PM

No saddness here, Hamas is getting what it deseves, in fact their not getting enough of what they deserve!

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barnardwbb tcellguru July 25 2014 at 12:02 AM

Team Isreal!

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flaxen85 July 24 2014 at 10:59 AM

There is no "conflict." A conflict is when both parties to a dispute have a significant capability to strike against the other. The overwhelming imbalance of casualties, and the preponderance of civilian dead and wounded, are evidence that this is nothing more than an Israeli massacre of women, children, and the elderly. Of course there have been strikes against Israel, and that is tragic also, but they have been pinpricks in comparison. When people whose grandparents have lived in an area for centuries strike against invaders from Brooklyn, Miami, Poland, and Russia, who is really defending their homeland?

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Larry July 24 2014 at 11:29 AM

The ludicrous press keeps obsessing over the lib cause of dozens of terrorists and enablers being killed in Gaza, while over 700 were killed in Syria in the same time.

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Frances Settanni DeL July 24 2014 at 12:55 PM

imagine how God feels!

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ChristyE Frances Settanni DeL July 24 2014 at 2:50 PM


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norma Frances Settanni DeL July 24 2014 at 10:40 PM

God has already told us that this would happen! He also told us that before it's over that ALL nations will seek to destroy Israel. But He is not going to let that happen and He tells us how He plans to do this.....so we KNOW how He feels!

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geoflying July 24 2014 at 12:14 PM

Hope the war mongers kill and eliminate themselves from the planet so we can have some peace..

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mercinyc July 24 2014 at 5:14 PM

Go Israel!

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