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A brief laser flash at the center of the frame was part of an experiment conducted by two NASA CubeSats. In it, one small satellite used a laser to send information to the ISARA CubeSat, managed by JPL.
For more information about CubeSat see www.jpl.nasa.gov/cubesat/.
ASTERIA CubeSat Before Launch
TEMPEST-D CubeSat Sees Hurricane Dorian in 3D
Small Satellite TEMPEST-D Sees Hurricane Dorian off Coast
ASTERIA Image of Los Angeles 2
ASTERIA Image of Los Angeles 1
Lunar Flashlight from Above (Artist's Concept)
Lunar Flashlight (Artist's Concept)
Mini Mission RainCube is Sent into Earth Orbit
RainCube Collects First Storm Data
Hurricane Florence as Seen from a CubeSat