Stunning Astrophoto: Jet Star Roller Coaster Meets Star Trails

Article written: 15 Apr , 2013
Updated: 23 Dec , 2015

A victim of Hurricane Sandy provides the foreground for a stunning view of star trails over Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Jet Star roller coaster and three other amusement rides fell into the ocean after the partial collapse of Casino Pier during Hurricane Sandy. The roller coaster sitting in the ocean became an iconic symbol of the hurricane’s destruction last fall. Astrophotographer Jack Fusco captured this absolutely incredible shot of the Jet Star under a blanket of stars on April 9, 2013. The Jet Star will soon be dismantled and removed. As one commenter on Flickr said, this shot will live on even after the roller coaster is gone.

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2 Responses

  1. charles says

    What a stunning image…beauty in adversity. We see similar beauty in some cancer cells under the microscope.

  2. Rauf Arshad says

    What a bad that was when the Sandy hit the US State , allot of people lost but no one knows about the Star roller coaster , thanks for the such nice pic and clear one its one impacted photo of my library

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