reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
The context for these and many other photographs can be found here:
NASA spent a great deal of effort to determine whether apparitions out the windows, or films or videos, showed anything related to spacecraft
functioning or malfunctioning, that was safety-related. Crews were always encouraged to report external sightings in real time over the normal voice
loops so Mission Control could be alerted to possible hazards for which sightings were clues.
Don't forget, a critical overlooked non-sighting in 2003 was the piece of the damaged shuttle wing leading edge, that drifted away on the second day
of flight. Had the crew spotted it and alerted Mission Control, the seriousness of their situation might have become evident in time to try to do
something about it.