Friday, October 27, 2006

Sun Shuttle

How cool is this:

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The Sun, with the Space Station and Shuttle
(its the speck middle left)
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"It looks like a speck of dust on the surface of the sun. But this spectacular picture shows the space shuttle Atlantis alongside the International Space Station (ISS) silhouetted as they orbit the earth.
The image was taken in Normandy by French astrophotographer Thierry Legault. He used a digital camera attached to a £5,000 specially kitted-out telescope.

The shuttle, which returned last week from a 12-day mission, and the space station can be seen in orbit 250 miles above the earth while the sun is 93 million miles away."

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Source:
A spot in the sun
Daily Mail, 12:37pm on 29th September 2006
http://tinyurl.com/mr2uu

Posted at 06:18 AM in Science | Permalink

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