1986: The Russian Mir becomes the first permanently inhabited space station. Its mission lasted until 1996 and it spent 4,592 of those days occupied. This photo shows one of its later stages of construction.
The White Sea is an inlet of the Barents Sea, in the northwest coast of Russia. Its waters are cold and apparently devoid of life—until you do deep and discover an alien world full of colorful creatures that look from other planets.
The author of these photos works at the White Sea biological research station of the Moscow State University as a head of the diving department and as an underwater photographer. In the cold waters of the White Sea there are a lot of little and big creatures. Unfortunately naturalists’ profession is not popular nowadays so the guy takes such pictures more as a hobby.
Look closely and you’ll see two moving objects in this footage. The most obvious one is a meteor however, more subtly in the middle towards the top right, there’s a small object moving slowly up and that is a fuselage of a Russian rocket breaking up in the upper atmosphere.