Fri, 06 Apr 2012 09:21:15 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
The wonders of the sky, as seen by NASA

Speed demon in the sky



Speed demon in the sky (© NASA/JPL - Caltech photo)
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This exposed image shows the path of the star Alpha Camelopardalis speeding through the sky. The big red arc is a bow shock, which NASA notes is similar to the wake in front of the bow of a ship in water.

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