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What the Heck Is This?

This is an absolutely awesome image, but of course you are only seeing part of it. Can you guess what it is?

Huge hint: It has to do with something that was a pretty big deal in the news Friday (July 7).

Read on and see the full image below …

It's the silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour along the horizon, photographed by an astronaut in the International Space Station before the shuttle docked on Feb. 10, 2010. [Gallery: 10 Amazing Shuttle Photos]

Of course the related event Friday was Space Shuttle Atlantis lifting off on the last flight of the shuttle era. [Full Mission Coverage from SPACE.com]

In a very unique setting over Earth's colorful horizon, the silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 22 crewmember prior to STS-130 rendezvous and docking operations with the International Space Station. Docking occurred at 12:06 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 10, 2010. (Image credit: NASA)

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Robert Roy Britt
Rob was a writer and editor at Space.com starting in 1999. He served as managing editor of Live Science at its launch in 2004. He is now Chief Content Officer overseeing media properties for the sites’ parent company, Purch. Prior to joining the company, Rob was an editor at The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, and in 1998 he was founder and editor of the science news website ExploreZone. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California.