Samantha Cristoforetti, the astronaut publishes a space selfie: but what’s behind it?

The most beautiful selfie in history is the one that Samantha Cristoforetti shared with the Italians a few days ago, but what’s behind it?

(Instagram – @samantha_.cristoforetti)

In the world of science, but also outside it, Samantha Cristoforetti has become a real star. In fact, no one more than she could be defined as a star in the truest sense of the word: a star. The astronaut obtained the title of first Italian to travel in space, then that of first European to walk seven hours in space.

A few days ago, moreover, he shared a selfie that the Italian authorities liked so much that they called it the most beautiful in history. It’s an image of the astronaut in a spacesuit with Europe behind him illuminated by thousands of lights. There is someone, however, who claims that it is all wrong…

Are we sure Samantha Cristoforetti’s selfie is hers?

Thousands of fans commented on Samantha’s selfie with more or less funny phrases. The most shared idea is one: she won the super selfie challenge, you can only beat it by posting a selfie while hugging an alien! Among the thousands of fans who commented on Samantha Cristoforetti’s space selfie with astonishment and solidarity, there are also those who have decided to highlight a rather interesting detail.

This is Massimo Canducci, an expert in the field of augmented realities, who wanted to draw attention to the background of the photo of Samantha. According to Canducci, in fact, the photo of illuminated Europe was originally taken in 2012 by Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide, during a mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

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The same photo of the illuminated continent was then pasted over a photo of our planet also taken by the International Space Station, to make it even more impressive to the public eye. Samantha Cristoforetti’s selfie would therefore look more like a successful copy-paste of 3 spatial plans and not a single record plan!

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