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Olympic hockey fans at International Space Station? USA game goals light up sky

Bolshoy Ice Dome lights up on when the Olympic hockey starts
Bolshoy Ice Dome lights up on when the Olympic hockey starts
Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Olympic hockey arena is going to be a big indicator to the world when Team USA scores. The Bolshoy Ice Dome roof has some serious technology on the roof and the folks outside of the event can easily see who is playing inside the dome and what the score is. Plus, when a team scores, the roof flashes. According to NBC Olympics on Monday, the view of the dome can be seen from fans all around Sochi.

Well just how far can people see Team USA score outside the arena?

Perhaps the International Space Station can see the lights flashing on the Bolshoy Ice Dome roof? Before even considering the idea, keep in mind that the latest image from NASA shared with the public showed the Sochi Olympics looking quite recognizable. There isn't any doubt that 38,000 LED lights flashing on the roof every time a goal is made couldn't be seen. That’s far fewer lights than Las Vegas and the astronauts can see Sin City almost too well.

So when the puck hits the goal to win and the crowd cheers ever so loudly, the world will know as the roof will be the indicator. As the lights on the Bolshoy Ice Dome roof flashes it should even be seen from space.

The only thing left to do is get Team USA on the ice and win over Slovakia on Thursday. Viewers can watch it live on NBCSN Live. The game set to air at 7:30 a.m. Check your local listings to make sure for your time zone.

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