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Astronaut floating above Earth. Here is the truth behind the viral picture

The Tribune | 14/01/2022 12:14 PM | Click to read full article

Recently, the image of an untethered astronaut moving about in space started doing the rounds of social media. While many had their jaws drop at the spectacle being put up, others were sceptical about the authenticity of the image.

While untethered spacewalks do take place, the photo shared on Twitter is definitely digitally altered. According to USA Today, the original NASA image did not show the mountain ranges that are visible in the viral photo.