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Noctilucent cloud captured in Space Station photo

Polar mesospheric clouds (a type of noctilucent cloud) were hovering above the Tibetan Plateau on June 13 when the photo (made available to msnbc.com today) was snapped from the International Space Station. The lower layers of the atmosphere are also illuminated in the new image, captured by the Expedition 31 crew, with the lowest layer, called the stratosphere, shown in dim orange and red tones near the horizon. Continue reading the LiveScience article, "Strange Night-Shining Clouds Captured in Space Station Photo" for more.